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Who Owns Them Controls

This project is specifically concerned with ownership of and access to new technologies. When read with a question mark at the end - who owns them controls - it is questioning who it is that owns the technology and applications of the technology with which and through which we produce and consume Without a question mark the meaning can be read as a statement emphasizing the relationship between ownership and power. On another level, it questions the extent to which artists own or control their works, and equally the extent to which users/participants own or control their interaction. We have constructed this piece by controlling the elements it contains; their forms and the parameters within which they interact with each other. But as the piece is programmed in such a way that it continuously changes, we have only limited control over its evolution. The users are required to choose between having control over the word themselves or listening to uninterrupted sound.
collection:2004 | date added:2004-08-28 | enter project

glorious ninth : about

Artists .....Glorious Ninth
Kate Southworth and Patrick Simons
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