December 15th 2013, 19:00h, LEHRTER SIEBZEHN
We have been working on it for a while now: together with Miodrag Kuč and Luis Berríos-Negrón I have been busy with the development of AXP’s 5th case, called The Intellectual Property Issue. Not everything but still much is in the making, two month away from the event at LEHRTER SIEBZEHN the collective is shifting into working mode. This is a mission statement for something that has yet to be detailed out.
The issue of intellectual property has gained new momentum with the dawn of the digital habitat. Good half a millennium ago, not long before the printing press was invented and put to work, the architect Leon Alberti Battista introduced methods for the identical reproduction of drawings as a way to protect his original designs from the distortions through analogue reproduction. Today, in an ever expanding collective immersion in identically reproducible things – there is nothing in the digital habitat that can’t be copied -, tables have turned. If everything can be copied, originality and the expression of authorship change their position in cultural topology – a change that has massive impacts on the concept of intellectual property in the whole spectrum of our ways of dealing with reality.
The turn bears tremendous implications for the formation of the emerging digital global societies. Post-Snowden, we only slowly begin to understand how the digitalization of everything is affecting our day-to-day reality and the Gestaltung of urban spaces. In Case 5: The Intellectual Property Issue, The Anxious Prop sets out to launch a public complot to intervene in the issue of intellectual property in the digital habitat by way of a collective public intervention and a new edition of the AXP feuilleton.
Case 5 Pre-Cases
- A Sketch for a Collective Offline-Hub, for TRANSLATION ACTS on the occasion of the exhibition The World is not Fair at Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin
- Objective Dialogues: Y-Table, for Wasteland Twinning Network at ZK/U Berlin-Moabit