[PD] pd lab at Unlimited Liability, Hamburg, Germany, 2. August 2009
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
pdlab at block4.com
Optionally bring more like :
- Midi- and other inputdevices
- Soundcards, cable, headphones, speakers, mixers
- Arduino, DIY electronics
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.
instead of art-commodities.
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