[OpenGLAM] [Open-GLAM] NOME presents Matthew Plummer-Fernandez' first solo show

Lieke Ploeger lieke.ploeger at okfn.org
Mon Oct 19 11:36:38 UTC 2015

Dear all,

For those of you in Berlin the next months, there is an interesting
exhibition running in November and December at the NOME gallery, featuring
the work of Matthew Plummer-Fernandez that explores the borders of
copyright in art (full information below).

Best regards, Lieke Ploeger

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Subject: [spectre] NOME presents Matthew Plummer-Fernandez' first solo show
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:08:27 +0200
From: Press Account <press.nome at nomeproject.com>
To: spectre at mikrolisten.de
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Hard Copy
Opening: 6 November, 6pm
7 November – 23 December 2015

Dolziger Straße 31, 10247 Berlin

With „Hard Copy“, NOME presents Matthew Plummer-Fernandez’ first solo

The show challenges familiar notions of copyright and questions the point
at which an original copyright ends and where a newfound ‘copyleft’ freedom
might begin.

Plummer-Fernandez shows a series of new sculptures, all of them derived
from 3D models of popular cartoon characters that the artist found online.
Created by their respective fans and available for anyone to download, the
models have been distorted, rearranged and printed as sculptures.

As part of a process to disguise the original 3D models of the sculptures,
each has been encoded into an image file using software created by the
artist. The software is in fact a copyright circumvention tool, making it
more difficult to enforce copyright restrictions, thereby enabling the free
sharing of knowledge. The images will be displayed as prints alongside the

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a British Colombian artist who critically and
playfully examines sociocultural entanglements with technologies. His
current interests span algorithms, bots, automation, copyright, and
file-sharing. Plummer-Fernandez’ artworks have been presented in group
shows at international art institutions and festivals such as The Nieuwe
Instituut, Rotterdam; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Ars
Electronica, Linz and FACT Liverpool. He received the Award of Distinction
at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2014.
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez lives and works in London.

More information about the exhibition on the NOME website:

Lieke Ploeger

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