Giving What You Don‘t Have

Artistic Research into Copyright-Critical Practice

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... started at Post-Media Lab

"Giving What You Don´t Have" is a project by Cornelia Sollfrank that has started on the premises of the Post-Media Lab. Initially it has has been assisted collaboratively by the PML but soon outgrew the confines of the lab to take on a critical life on its own.

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» Giving What You Don’t Have is an ongoing artistic research project exploring the relationship between art and the commons. Focus and methodology have been shifting in the course of the project according to new insights and evolving requirements. The idea for GWYDH has grown out of my PhD research, in which I explored artistic practices which are based on the reworking of existing material and thus generate conflicts with copyright. During this research, I realised how limited the discourse on appropriation is and shifted the question from what artists can TAKE, to the question of what artists can GIVE, in the sense of what they can contribute to the free circulation of art and culture. [...]«

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