032023 - 082023

CREATIVE COMMODITIES

Creative Commodities is an ongoing artistic project exploring creative ownership in a world of endless imagery, instant inspiration and AI-assisted image-making. 

Taking from the vocabulary of finance and economics, during each During each iteration of the project, new source material (images, videos, audio, etc.) are generated either by participants or the artist,  resulting in Commodities, that are then transformed into new works, or Derivatives. This process prompts reflection on authorship, creative appropriation and copyrights.

The first iteration was presented during the ‘In the Process of Making’ group exhibition at Treehouse NDSM in Amsterdam. Mediated by a not-so-intelligent scanner, visitors are invited to use magazine cut-outs to feed a computer script tasked with generating an almost infinite number of collages that combine the different visitors’ scans. At the end of each week, during a workshop, participants can print a selection of the visitor-informed but computer-generated collages and paste them around the NDSM area.

For the second iteration at the exhibition “On Repetition” at Garage Rotterdam, I created an installation that aimed to capture in print a snapshot of a seemingly infinite generative artwork. Each print contains the same 10 images (commodities) overlaid onto one another with varying position and rotation dictated by a computer program and showcased by the interactive receipt printer.

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