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“I’m interested in the distribution of physical vehicles in the form of editions because I’m interested in spreading ideas “

“…it’s more important to speak of distribution, of reaching a larger number of people…”

“…I search for a suitable quality in an object, which permits multiplication of that object…”

“In some cases the edition has to be limited because it just isn’t technically possible to do it any other way. “

joseph Beuys , 1970

 

.intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ is a series of works by .-_-. speculating on the artistic ideas of joseph beuys in the age of information technologies and particularly on his multiple “intuition”. whereas “intuition” by beuys is a multiple as an object, .intuitions_ by .-_-. are digitiples as information, except for .intuition1.0 : a unique work of art with an absolute exchange value of 96,000 deutsche marks_ , which is the only work of art by .-_-. that is subject to capitalist economics and relations as an object. on the contrary, .intuition3.0 : is a totally dematerialized, zero-byte work of art_ as a digitiple in the age of information technologies, speculating on the debates of “the dematerialization of work of art” in the context of conceptual art_

.joseph beuys has chosen to produce multiples, works of art with multiple editions instead of works of art as unique objects, as a vehicle of communicating his ideas to a wider audience. for beuys, whoever has a multiple from him would continue to be in communication with him through the vehicle quality of that multiple, as long as they encounter that multiple_

.”intuition”, a wooden box with simple pencil inscriptions on it, is the multiple by beuys with the largest edition, around 12,000, each of which was initially sold for 8 deutche marks by edition vice-versand, remscheid, germany. for beuys, “intuition” was supposed to be an item of daily use to be filled with intuition and enabling the communication between beuys and his audience_

.however coming across someone using it as a box on their desktop seems unexpected since each edition of “intuition” became a “valuable” work of art within the context of art market and culture industry with their high secondary market prices. even the images of “intuition” are copyrighted and using them requires licensing_

.although many artists like beuys desired to reach and communicate with a wider audience and to articulate an alternative position in the art market by producing multiples, most of their works eventually became subject to commodification with the intermediation of culture industry. the initial concept of the multiples that challenged the uniqueness of an artwork is being utilized as a price differentiation marketing tool by culture industry demoting the multiples to “affordable artworks” that would function as a good investment considering their possible high future secondary exchange values. just like any other material thing, the materiality of the multiples which makes them subject to scarcity and to capitalist mode of production is the main reason why they are subject to commodification in the capitalist economics_

 

.intuition1.0 : a unique work of art with an absolute exchange value of 96,000 deutsche marks_ is a unique oil on canvas painting/sculpture representation of .intuition2.1_, with approximately the same dimensions as the multiple “intuition” by joseph beuys_ as of 2013, it is the only work of art “for sale” by .-_-. with an absolute exchange value of 96.000 deutsche marks and it cannot be exchanged for any other currency_.intuition2.0_ is an html code. it commands the web browser to display the image called “intution.jpg” in web directory. this image, the “intuition.jpg” is supposed to be a photo of the multiple work of art called “intuition” by the german artist joseph beuys, which is copyrighted and even using the images of it requires permission and licensing. since the permission for using a digital image of `intuition` by beuys on the httpdot.net server has not been granted by artists rights society (ars), new york, this copyrighted image is not found in the web directory of the project. then the html code tells the web browser to display the alt attribute text instead. however each web browser behaves different for this situation and you will see the work in different forms in different browsers and operating systems_

.intuition2.1_ is a .png image_ .intuition2.1_ is how .intuition2.0_ looks when rendered by firefox 3.6.12 in gnu/linux with freesans font (size 14)_

.intuition3.0: totally dematerialized, zero-byte work of art_ is a desktop folder distributed in .tar.gz archive and becomes zero-byte when extracted on your desktop. .intuition3.0_is supposed to be an item of daily use to be filled with intuition, just like the multiple “intuition” by joseph beuys. while “intuition” by joseph beuys is a multiple as an object, .intuition3.0_ is a digitiple as information. it is a free/libre copyleft gift for all the peers_

.intuition3.1_ is a .png image. .intuition3.1_ is how .intuition3.0_ looks like in gnu/linux with a custom theme based on clearlooks_

.labels for .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_

.intuition1.0 :
a unique work of art with an absolute exchange value of 96,000 deutsche marks_
by .-_-.
(from the series .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ )
2012, oil on canvas, painting/sculpture, 30 x 21 x 5.8 cm, unique object with an absolute exchange value of 96,000 deutsche marks
http://intuitions.httpdot.net/intuition1-0_/
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2012

.intuition2.0_
by .-_-.
(from the series .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ )
2010, digitiple, html code, 589bytes, in various forms according to the rendered OS, software and settings
http://intuitions.httpdot.net/intuition2.0/
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2010

.intuition2.1_
by .-_-.
(from the series .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ )
2010, digitiple, .png image, 604x842px, 15.7KB
.png image of .intuition2.0_ by .-_-. as rendered by firefox 3.6.12 in gnu/linux with freesans font (size 14)_
http://intuitions.httpdot.net/intuition2.1/
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2010

.intuition3.0 :
totally dematerialized, zero-byte work of art_
by .-_-.
(from the series .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ )
2010, digitiple, desktop folder distributed in .tar.gz archive, zero-byte, in various forms according to the used OS and themes,
http://intuitions.httpdot.net/intuition3-0_/
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2010

.intuition3.1_
by .-_-.
(from the series .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ )
2010, digitiple, .png image, 65x65px, 12.6KB
a .png image of how .intuition3.0_ by .-_-. looks on desktop in gnu/linux with a custom theme based on clearlooks
http://www.intuitions.httpdot.net/intuition3-1_/
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2010

.this page was created on 5.12.2010 and last updated on 09.09.2013_