[PD] pd lab at Unlimited Liability, Hamburg, Germany, 2. August 2009

Malte Steiner steiner at block4.com
Wed Jul 22 17:52:05 CEST 2009


I conduct a pd hacklab at Unlimited Liability (Norderstr. 71 ug) on 2. 
August in Hamburg, Germany. Less of a fullsized workshop, its more an 
event for introducing pd, exploring the possibilities, exchanging and 
discussing patches and ideas.

pd lab#1 is free and all operating systems are allowed. Bring some 
refreshments because its an unfunded venture so there is only limited 

Its essential that you bring your own laptop and save your place via 
email to

pdlab at block4.com

Optionally bring more like :

- Midi- and other inputdevices

- Soundcards, cable, headphones, speakers, mixers

- Arduino, DIY electronics

- Webcams

About Unlimited Liability:

An extension of the target: autonopop exhibition/workshop/concert/debate 
series, "unlimited liability" is a store which sells artists multiples 
for 30 euros and less—stickers, DVDs, CDs, posters, zines, t-shirts, 
buttons, food, services, and works whose form is to be determined in the 
course of exchange with the purchaser.
The only media excluded are painting and drawing.
What makes the project different from multiples-shops and "affordable 
art" fairs is that it attempts to take the democratization-of-art 
project into as-yet untested waters. The DIY approach of alternative 
production/distribution is protected by a firewall against cooptation.

This is done by a legal contract which stipulates that no purchaser may 
have more than 50,000 euros in assets, subject to penalty in case of 
false disclosure. The art-gallery world partition of audiences—those who 
merely "appropriate symbolically" on the one side, "real buyers" on the 
other—is thereby inverted. Those able to buy at "unlimited liability" 
belong to social groups excluded (due to their insufficient ressouces) 
from buying on the art market.

This state of affairs is "shown" as much as the works on sale.
"unlimited liability"
art production
instead of  art-commodities.



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