This thesis explores the history of “re-performance,” an alternative mode of reproduction epitomized by the early twentieth-century player piano.
Podcast: Media in Transition 5: “Reproduction, Mimicry, Critique and Distribution Systems in Visual Art”
What are the tradeoffs artists make between creating artificial scarcity to increase a work’s unique value and increasing its visibility through broader reproduction? How are the needs of those who teach and write on video going to be met in the face of hyper-commodification?
Restating Artistic Value: Why Do People Pay 2,000,000 US.D. for a Urinal Signed by R. Mutt?
Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” extends the question of attributing artistic value to reproduced objects, to artistic value attributed to reproduced art.