Works

What is art?

Since the Berne Convention of 1886 the copyright law governs the international protection of intellectual property of literary and artistic works. It distinguishes between works that are capable of being protected and works that cannot be protected. Consequently it has a profound effect on the value of artistic works. The internationally prevailing criterion for this differentiation is the originality of a work. My following works deal with this differentiation and the question at what point the originality is sufficient for the protection under the copyright law.

Nothing

The most minimal work is: nothing. The file of the work contains no data. Nevertheless the file was electronically signed by myself und put under my license. Accordingly the usage rights of the work are transformed into a tradable immaterial good. Continue reading Nothing

Squares

The images show a black, white and transparent square. The information content of each image is minimal. The physical dimensions are undefined. Each image is encoded as a single pixel in the Graphics Interchange Format. Continue reading Squares

Nibbles

The images show all possible combinations of two by two black and white squares. The information content of each image is 4 bit. The last image contains all other images. The physical dimensions of all images are undefined. They are encoded in the Graphics Interchange Format. Continue reading Nibbles

Faces

All images show the same motif. Their only difference is the resolution and information content. The physical dimensions of all images are undefined. They are encoded in the Graphics Interchange Format. Continue reading Faces

Secret

Only I know the the content of the work. The file of the work was electronically signed by myself und put under my license. Accordingly the usage rights of the work are transformed into a tradable immaterial good. Continue reading Secret