Unauthorised Copy

Antonio Roberts 2017

In Unauthorised Copy a golden 3D-rendered Mickey Mouse-style hand and an incomplete render of a bust of Queen Nefertiti revolve over a glitchy mashup of cartoon and digital imagery. Roberts is interested in issues around copying, plagiarising and authenticity. He asks how in the post-3D scanning world we might protect the rights held within original objects and images.

Originally commissioned by Aly Grimes for Short Circuit.

Materials

Digital video. Duration and dimensions variable

Exhibition

Hybrid Landscapes
April 2017 – November 2019 at Digital Catapult, London

Data Types

Closed, Commercial, Identifiable, Object

About the Artist

Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. His artwork uses glitch art, hacking and technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices. He is…
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