The poster is advertising Mudhoney playing at an event called Festsaal in Kreutzberg, Berlin, May 2013. The adjacent image was a photo I took of myself in a mirror backstage at Dante’s in Portland, using an iPhone, probably in 2011. The iPhone was one I’d purchased and used for a short time in 2009, it was offline. I went home after the show and downloaded the photos onto a Mac iBook I’d purchased in 2006. The iBook did have a wireless internet connection, but I never uploaded the photo to the internet before Fall of 2014 when I saw the poster online and recognized a similarity to the photo.
A few things I find a bit remarkable about all of this. First, I had seen other signs, similar to this, that there was unlawful surveillance and distribution of surveillance from private spaces in our homes, and including hijacking of computer systems, back in January 2014. I attempted to report this to Portland Police on January 20, 2014 and it was solely on the basis of this allegation that Portland Police and Adventist Hospital first tried to put me on a 72 hour psychiatric hold. Now, it’s possible that police records say something different, and I know that the associated medical records are complete fiction. However, what the police officer, Zach DeLong, told me at the time, is that any time anyone reports unlawful surveillance involving hidden cameras, they always do a psychiatric assessment first, as a routine matter. I knew I didn’t have any psychiatric issues that would cause a problem, and I had never, up to that point, had a negative experience with a police officer, so this did not raise any red flags with me. Also, when I spoke with the doctor, I answered all questions with the minimal, correct answers “no I am not a danger to myself or others, I simply want to report a crime.” They then asked me for a urine sample and when I refused they began to initiate a psychiatric hold, which I was able to talk them out of. However, one week later, in California, while trying to contact an attorney about fraudulent music contracts, I was handcuffed and dragged out the home of Julie Brusca and taken to a hospital where I was involuntarily held for several days, and given the impression I was lucky I got out at all. This is why I call that event a kidnapping. The hospital where I was held seemed to be cordoned off, and they engaged in some really bizarre activities which is why eventually realized it was actually a US government-linked black site.
What is a bit interesting is that in January 2014, for historical reasons, I was laser focused on the band Mudhoney as being central to the problems we were having. I have since realized that while Mudhoney was involved, they weren’t as central as I’d believed at the time. By the time I found the poster shown here, I’d been successfully subdued by a community-wide system of stalking, harassment, and covert threats. I did feel the poster vindicated my allegations of surveillance. However, I have never found a single person who will openly admit to seeing a similarity between the photo and the poster.
In 2014 when I found the images, I directed a tweet to Sub Pop saying “the similarity is uncanny.” They responded with something along the lines of “I dunno, looks pretty canny to me.” This was rare response, but it went nowhere.
I can’t remember exactly how Chris responded to it – I feel like maybe he saw the similarity, but was unable to intellectually connect it to a larger narrative. My brother, in 2019, said that the only similarity between the two images was that they both contain a female figure. I believe this was gaslighting.
What do I think was going on? I already knew our computers had been compromised, either through an open wireless network or in other ways (probably both). I think files were taken off my computer, distributed globally, and this image eventually became inspiration for the poster which is credited to an Italian art collective called Malleus.
My position is that if police and others were operating in good faith, and in accord with the law, and not engaging in coverups, something like this should have been enough evidence to at least investigate my allegations of surveillance.
I’m aware that this surveillance trafficking has been going on so long, and is been so widespread that people have simply accepted it as normalized, but in fact explicitly establishing that this type of surveillance is going on at all is actually crucial to explaining how a number of other very serious crimes have happened, including financed reports to the FBI including by people with whom we’ve never had any relationship; multimillion dollar intellectual property theft by the top levels of the entertainment, publishing, gaming industries and others; and some of the associated medical malfeasance, some of which is related to sex trafficking, some of which is related to trafficking in manufactured sickness and murder.