An artworks value has typically been determined by (superficially) limiting the supply or editions of a piece as determined by the artist, gallery and collectors. We call BS. Art is only valuable if it changes society. Impacting society is only possible if it becomes part of culture. Culture can only be rapidly affected when done virally.
Currently, art supply chains often create the opposite of a cultural revolution by only allowing the elite to buy or see collections. At F.A.T., we want to create and distribute to a new contextualization of art and culture through the use of open licenses, open ideas and open art.
A disintermediation of The Art World, starting now.
Limited Editions of Unlimited is a F.A.T. artwork series by Resident FATtie Addie Wagenknecht which will be released and available online for free. Download and print the first in the series here or have someone print it for you.
Then what..? Put it on your walls, on buildings, hang it up in the MoMa, give to your friends, your Grandma, lick it, eat it (maybe it taste good)…. we want to see us everywhere.
OI – series
premiered at [DAM Berlin] ‘Reply All’ solo show, Jan 27 – March 10, 2012
4 unique pieces
50 x 5 x 160 cm
LED signs, wooden rod, wooden board
Aram Bartholl 2012
SPEED SHOW PRESENTA:
Jueves 7 de julio de 2011 | 7 pm
Glorieta de Insurgentes Local CC-07 B
Ciudad de México
El texto es un protocolo de comunicación milenario. Ya sea como parte de expresiones artísticas, protestas, críticas o for the lulz, el texto es capaz de crear un mundo ficticio, una crítica, literatura o hasta una revolución. Speed Show México presenta expresiones que tienen como principal característica el uso del texto, muchos de estos son sitios web que incorporan ya sea elementos visuales, códigos, poesía, animaciones, vídeo o son el resultado de hacking o filtración de información confidencial.
El lenguaje como la tecnología más sofisticada.
Carlos Aguirre – Paisaje Mexicano (mx)
Laura Balboa -You code me (mx)
Andrew Bard – Your world of text (us)
Bustrofedon - (mx)
Jorge Harmodio – Literatura Huiqui (mx)
The Juice Media – Rap News (au)
Austin Kleon – Newspaper blackout (us)
Lulz Security – Releases (internet)
Evan Roth – Mozilla Mark Up (us)
Randy Sarafan – Writes Letters (us)
Svartfax - FractalBots (se)
video: 4:06 min
I ve been looking at these cheaply produced, super low resolution LED signs (the IRL animated gif ;-) for a while already. End of last year I filmed this meaningfull pair in a kiosk window in Berlin and fell in love with them. First I used the picture for the SPEED SHOW 5 title in Paris but I had to take it a bit further. :) You find LED signs in any shopping window especially in EU these days. There are also many OPEN signs in US but hardly any INTERNET signs. I had to change that! :)
The OPEN INTERNET intervention was produced during my residency stay at EYEBEAM.
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.