3 januar, 2018



By Heather Jones



We're excited to announce the launch of a new online project on our website by Michael Bell-Smith. Titled 2x3-mp-2017-michaelbellsmith-full, the work is a self-pirated online version of the work 2x3 (MP), which is featured in Mall, Punk at Kunsthall Stavanger.

About the project, Bell-Smith says: 

"The versions of tv shows and movies that circulate on Youtube often do so illegally, in violation of copyright law. In an effort to combat these acts of piracy, Youtube has developed extensive algorithms to detect and automatically remove copyrighted material. In response, the communities sharing these videos (often cartoons and other media with devout fanbases) have developed elaborate methods to evade copyright detection, altering their video content by shifting its colors, flipping it left-to-right, placing it on top of another video, or obscuring it with a digital watermark. It is a game of cat-and-mouse, the video transformations getting more elaborate as Youtube’s software develops to detect them."

Read more and view the project, HERE.

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