EXPANDED ORIGINAL: Cornelia Sollfrank has explored the worldwide communication networks since the nineties and made a particular name for herself as a pioneer of net.art with her net.art generator project, an art producing “Internet machine.” In her work Cornelia Sollfrank investigates the concept of originality that is central to western art and its conceptual and media- induced expansions. Essential for her artistic research are methods such as appropriation, repetition and collage, as well as acting out such different roles as: hacker, cyberfeminist, researcher, activist, entrepreneur, thief, peeper or trick- shot artist. Her continuous questioning of traditional models of authorship and originality determines Sollfrank’s conflictual – and productive – relationship to copyright and concepts of intellectual property. This book, with essays by Sabine Himmelsbach, Jacob Lillemose, Silke Wenk, Rahel Puffert, Gerald Raunig and Cornelia Sollfrank, gathers recent projects by the German artist, including the Internet-based software Déjà Vu: First Plagiarism Detection Software for Fine Arts, developed especially for the Edith Russ Site for Media Art.
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