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.


Digital video. Duration and dimensions variable


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

Data Types

Closed, Commercial, Identifiable, Object

About the Artist

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and in his practice explores how technology continues…
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