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Think tank trophy

Twomey, Clare (2007) Think tank trophy. In: Think Tank Exhibition 2007, Jan 2007, Contemporary Applied Arts London.

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Official URL: http://www.thinktank04.eu/page.php?5,117,133

Abstract

Commodities can be bought and sold. If we buy a camera we do not usually think about who made it or from whom we bought it. Gifts are different. The object given is closely identified with the giver. Art and craft works present special problems. They certainly can be bought and sold. But at the same time they have some of the qualities of a gift. This is because we tend to be very interested in their creator. An art-work can be seen as a gift from the artist. The Trophy project set out to give away 4000 birds. The birds that remain still have a magical aura but we can no longer take them away. Meanwhile, the other birds have flown.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reflection, capture of interaction
Research Community:University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design, School of
ID Code:5466
Deposited On:21 Aug 2008 10:41
Last Modified:12 Mar 2012 13:15

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