I’ve Got My Own Thing Going On ®
A performance exploring copyright law’s impact on artists, the culture of celebrity, and the commodification of the art object.
The piece is presented in public spaces, usually associated with a performance festival or exhibition.
Contra-Invention is an exhibition of the photographs Traffic Wardens (correctly termed Civil Enforcement Officers and amusingly abbreviated to CEOs) take in one British town as proof of unlawful parking there. The artist discovered that these images, of other people’s illegally parked cars, were easy to obtain and download from the local council’s system. Note: since the project in 2010 the system has been changed: art has an impact!
Die Motive der Fotoserie “Draussen vor der Tür” sind Kunstwerke in Galerien, betrachtet von außen durchs Schaufenster. Viele Menschen werfen beim (zufälligen) Vorbeigehen einen flüchtigen Blick in das Schaufenster einer Galerie. Auch sehen sie Spiegelungen der Umgebung; die Hausfassade wird zu einem Rahmen. Diese Ansicht konserviere ich.
In this series of works, I used HDR (high dynamic range) technique to create a single image that contains the optimal data of all the photographs that I scanned.
I chose the artwork of the most known masters of western photography because I wanted to explore their influence on the medium of photography, especially in the digital era we are facing today.
"Sampling freely from conventional and new media sources, and adding his own interpretations to the mix, Hemer emphasises the sense of separation these endlessly multiplied facsimiles create, relating it to the physical inaccessibility of Cass itself, currently stored within the earthquake-closed Christchurch Art Gallery building."