A shameless plea…

Next week my partner and I are off to Germany as he is one of the artists featured in the Stuttgart Filmwinter festival (which means I have only a few days to learn some semblance of German – eek)

I edited a video for him in which he explains the artwork being featured – the work is entitled ‘Insurance.AES256’ and concerns the mysterious encrypted file released by controversial whistle-blowing organisation Wikileaks; the file’s contents have, as yet, still not been unlocked. This video is one of seven entered into a competition on the Film Winter site, and €500 will be given to the artist featured in the video with the highest ratings.

So my shameless plea? Please click on the video ‘Insurance.AES256’ by Michael Takeo Magruder and rate it 5 stars! You just have to click on the video and click on the 5th star, easy peasy! Here is the link, the site is in German but here is the Google-translated version:


Edit: it seems some people are having trouble with the translated link, here’s the original

If you’d like to read more about the artwork or look at some of its online iterations, please check out the information on Michael’s website


About Emma Puente

I am a freelance artist mainly working with digital video, regularly managing video productions for both organisations and individuals and specialising in the documentation of arts events, exhibitions and performances and interviews, as well as creating my own films. In my own work, I like to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the ‘what if?’ I work with a variety of technologies ranging from high definition broadcast suites to low-cost mobile devices. Clients and employers have included British Library Labs, PQA, NCS The Challenge, Kings College London, Thinktank Science Museum and AL Control Laboratories. I am an independent Arts Award Advisor (trained to Gold level) and have worked with numerous community arts organisations in the UK, sharing my skills with young people interested in media production and the creative industries. I have produced and delivered hundreds of video projects, technology-based workshops and public art events. I also offer services such as media conversion, image editing and occasionally design/illustration work. I have my own equipment and car, and can multi-task like a fiend. Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com Vimeo Facebook LinkedIn
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