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La obra ‘Kournikova’ critica las leyes de propiedad intelectual

Anna Kournikova, la Sirenita y Mowgly son algunos de los personajes reinterpretados con técnicas de ‘sampleado’, copia, apropiación y plagio
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R. B. / S. C. 18/09/2008
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Año 2067, los diarios anuncian la muerte de la ex tenista y modelo Anna Kournikova eliminada con un potente rayo láser enviado desde un satélite, por haber sido erróneamente confundida con una imitación de sí misma.

El terrible incidente ha sido posible porque, según elucubra el artista estadounidense David Rice, en el futuro las estrellas como Kournikova, patentarán su aspecto físico y se protegerán de las copias a través de un sistema vía satélite capaz de identificar y eliminar los parecidos no autorizados.

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Library. Postcapital archive

Anna Kournikova Deleted By Memeright Trusted System – Art in the Age of Intellectual Property
PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, July 19 – October 19, 2008

Daniel García Andújar / ES

///Im Zentrum der Installation befindet sich ein hoher Bau, den man als „Turm des öffentlichen Wissens“ bezeichnen könnte. Mit der geschlossenen Aussichtsplattform möchte Andújar eine Nicht- zugänglichkeit öffentlichen Wissens andeuten. „Die halbrunde Form der beiden Tische, die an den Buchstaben c erinnert, steht zum einen für community, zum anderen für copyright. Das sind die beiden Pole.“ Der Fußboden ist mit den Logos von Unter- nehmen bedruckt, die das nichtöffentliche, privatisierte Wissen repräsentieren. Dieses skulpturale Setting beherbergt Andujars Postcapital-Archiv.

/// situated at the heart of the installation is a lofty structure that could be designated as a ‘tower of public knowledge’. by means of the observation deck, which is not accessible, andújar aims to insinuate inaccessibility to public knowledge. ‘the semicircular form of the two tables, reminiscent of the letter C, represents both community and copyright   —   the two poles’. the floor is printed with logos from companies representing non-public, privatised knowledge. this sculptural setting accommodates andújar’s Postcapital Archive.

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Kunst im Zeitalter des geistigen Eigentums

Arbeit 2.0 Anna Kournikova Deleted By Memeright Trusted System

Die Ausstellung im Hartware MedienKunstVerein beschäftigt sich mit dem wandelnden Begriff der Arbeit in einer postindustriellen Gesellschaft. Vom 19. Juli bis zum 19. Oktober 2008 zeigen 25 Künstler und Künstlerinnen in Dortmund, was ihnen zum Thema Urheberrecht und Kunst eingefallen ist.


Was hat der sich wandelnde Begriff der Arbeit mit „geistigem Eigentum“ zu tun? In einer postindustriellen Gesellschaft werden nicht mehr allein materielle Güter (wie Stahl, Kohle etc.) produziert, sondern zunehmend mehr immaterielle Güter. Es gibt jedoch einen signifikanten Unterschied: Immaterialgüter wie Wissen und Informationen lassen sich verlustfrei reproduzieren. Um in einer Wertschöpfungskette funktionieren zu können, müssen diese Immaterialgüter daher in ihrer Verbreitung eingeschränkt werden – und zwar mit Hilfe des Patent-, des Urheber- und des Markenschutzrechts. All dies sind Formen „geistigen Eigentums“.

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Anna Kournikova Deleted By Memeright Trusted System

Art in the Age of Intellectual Property
PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, July 19 – October 19, 2008


‘You can’t use it without my permission … I’m gonna sue your ass!’ shouts Disney’s Little Mermaid with the angry voice of a copyright lawyer in the video Gimme the Mermaid (4:49 min., 2000).

The video by Negativland and Tim Maloney, situated at the exhibition entrance, is only one of more than twenty works included in ‘Anna Kournikova Deleted By Memeright Trusted System: Art in the Age of Intellectual Property’, an exhibition presented by Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) It is part of Arbeit 2.0 – copyright and creative work in the digital age, one of thirteen projects in Germany funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation focusing on ‘The Future of Labour.’ In the framework of Arbeit 2.0, HMKV – together with the Berlin-based collaborative partner iRights.info/mikro e.V. – explores the relationships between creative work, intellectual property law, and technology (www.iRights.info).

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Armed citizen

Armed citizen

Presented in the exhibition as an upgrade of almost 100 images, the internet project Armed Citizen shows a series of 17 small arms. No information is given on their origins. Who owns them? Are they being used as criminal evidence? Are they perhaps murder weapons? Who does the ›armed citizen‹ of the title refer to — the police? Or a citizens’ defence group that has taken up arms? Is there some allusion to the liberal firearms laws in the United States, to bloody incidents like the amok shootings that took place in Columbine High School, Colorado, in 1999, or in the Gutenberg Gymnasium in Erfurt in 2002? Armed Citizen is difficult to pin down. But it is safe to assert that it deals with an indeterminate feeling of fear and menace, and, by association, with the growing longing for security in a world felt to be increasingly less safe. The exhibition deliberately groups Armed Citizen in a kind of »security zone« together with Heath Bunting’s CCTV and Rachel Baker and Heath Bunting’s CCTV Sabotag — further irational works pointing to the essential futility of technology — or weapons based protective measures. (Inke Arns)

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Language (property)

Language (property)

Daniel García Andújar – the Spanish media artist better known by his company name Technologies To The People — almost ten years ago created with Language (property) a work addressing the increasing privatization and commodification of language. A plain HTML page presents a list of sentences that have become registered trademarks and thus the property of their corporate owners. Examples include »Where do you want to go today?™« (Microsoft), »A better return on information ™« (SAP), »Moving at the speed of business™« (UPS), »What you never thought possible™« (Motorola). By giving his project the title Remember, language is not free™, Andújar anticipated the disputes surrounding ›intellectual property‹ in the following years (and increasingly evident in the second half of the 1990s with the ruthless scramble for domain names in the World Wide Web). While on the website the individual sentences are linked to the copyright notices of the relevant companies, a large-format, almost ›immersive‹, wall Presented has been chosen for the exhibition.(Inke Arns)

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Heimatwechsel (Change of Home)

HeimatwechselInternational Student Workshop  
10 July – 10 August 2004
PhoenixHalle Dortmund

with
Antoni Muntadas
Daniel García Andújar
Bettina Lockemann

The Project

“Heimatwechsel” is an interdisciplinary 4-week workshop for students specialising in the areas of design, visual communication, art, media and culture sciences. The tutors of the workshop are three internationally renowned artists from the USA, Spain and Germany: Antoni Muntadas, Daniel García Andújar and Bettina Lockemann.

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New Ideas – Old Tricks

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Band 156, August – Oktober 2001, Seite 379, Ausstellungen
Kunstforum
DORTMUND
Sven Drühl
New Ideas – Old Tricks
hARTware projekte, Dortmund, 11.5. – 1.7.2001

Die Fortschrittsgläubigkeit ist auf dem Höhepunkt angelangt. Allerorts wird von “global networking”, von Konsortien, Fusionen, kultureller Integration und dem Zulassen von Differenz geredet. In Wahrheit wird jedoch nur zugelassen, was sich dem System anpasst, d.h. Sieg des Kapitalismus auf ganzer Linie. Der angeblich so überaus weltoffene Nebenschauplatz Kulturaustausch gleicht dabei viel zu oft einer exotistischen Freakshow. Das vielgepriesene Andere ist in Wahrheit bloß da gefragt, wo es gerade nicht anders ist. In der aktuellen Ausstellung “New Ideas – Old Tricks” der Dortmunder hARTware projekte gehen die Kuratoren Hans Christ und Iris Dressler dem neuen Heilsversprechen – der Globalisierung – nach und klären über ideologisch motivierte Lügen und verkrustete Strukturen auf. Aus diesem kultur- und gesellschaftskritischen Anspruch der Ausstellungsmacher leitet sich auch die Künstlerauswahl der Schau ab.

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Daniel G. Andújar

New possibilities create new unknowns.
New unknowns create new possibilities.

Generally speaking, the debate about the new technologies, and particularly as they bear on art, continue to cover a wide spectrum, from blindness and the most absolute rejection, to the most stupidly servile acceptance and total affirmation. To me it seems obvious that the practise of art will be changed by the impact of new technologies, as will every other aspect of society, although it is possible that some values will remain substantially unchanged. The spectator, the audience for which a work is intended, is today more accustomed than ever before to highly sophisticated representational techniques as used in advertising and by television, but above all by the transformation of media consumption habits arising from the spread of the internet and the systematic introduction of computers into the private sphere. No one can now escape from the profound changes being wrought by the so-called new technologies and the parallel impact being produced by globalisation on our societies, economies, cultures, and perceptions of our surroundings.
Even so, I think that we have made rather a fetish of these new technologies, and I believe that -without taking apocalyptic positions of complete rejection-we must keep cool heads and pragmatic functionality when considering what is in store for us, and our scope for action and response to it all. Our attention to what we call new technologies should not be focused so much on the possibility of marvellous technological flights, but rather the battlefronts that are beginning to emerge in a society now immersed in a process of violent and fundamental change.

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Conditions of Media Arts

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Conditions of Media Arts
October 1 – 3, 1999, Dortmund
(Speaches and discussions in englisch)
Speakers:
– Daniel García Andújar, artist
– Tobias Berger, curator
– Heath Bunting, artist
– Christine Meierhofer, artist
– Heiner Holtappels, MonteVideo, Amsterdam
– Mike Stubbs, artist, Hull TBA
– Herwig Turk, artist
– Thomas Munz, Werkleitz/EMARE
– Karin Frei, curator, Zürich
– Ekkerhard Kähne, Medienhaus Hannover
– Thorsten Schilling, mikro, Berlin
– Hermann Nöring, EMAF, Osnabrück
– Iris Dressler / Hans D. Christ, curators

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