The Copenhagen-based artist group SUPERFLEX has been organizing projects reflecting on social and economic change since 1993. The group (a registered company) develops what it calls “tools,” which function as instructions for doing and calls for participation. Through laboratory-like activities, participants explore broader questions relating to community resources, environmental sustainability, and social relations.
Copy Light/Factory challenges copyright and trademark systems. Part of the ongoing project Supercopy (one of the group’s “tools”), it consists of a workshop in which, at designated times throughout the exhibition, participants are invited to refabricate a series of iconic lamp designs. The lamps, made by printing out digital images of the lamps at the computer workstation and affixing these sheets to a basic cubic structure, push the logic of copyright laws to absurdity, as copies of copies become new originals.
The space will continue to change over the course of the exhibition, as it is gradually filled and illuminated by new lamps. Please check back for more images as the workshop develops.
Museum visitors are invited to participate in the workshop during the following scheduled times:
Mondays, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Fridays, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
At the close of the exhibition, the lamps will be auctioned off, and the proceeds will go to the Museum’s Department of Education to support future programming.
Copy Light/Factory was initially developed within the context of COPYSHOP, an ongoing project initiated by Copenhagen Brains & SUPERFLEX, 2005.
The wooden cube for Copy Light/Factory has been designed in collaboration with Danish furniture makers Blendwerk.dk