ABOUT THIS NETWORK
"The Social Artwork" is an experiment:
Users can propose projects and collaboratively work on them (or leave it open for others to work on it). In this way a performance piece for instance could be shown all over the world in various versions within a very short amount of time.
Therefor structure of this website is as simple as possible:
Voting and ranking functions, such as known from most online portals are consequently avoided. It is not about having the best or the most popular idea, it's about developing thoughts.
*No User Profiles
Against the compulsion to self portrayal and personality cult (particularly significant in the art scene ;-), users can only use pseudonyms and not give out any personal data. It is not about the one who has an idea, it is about fruitful discussions with others - regardless of someone's gender, age or social status.
The focus is not on people, it's on the content, the project ideas.
*Access for Anyone
The whole network is accessable for anyone, with or without registration. Furthermore any uploaded idea can be realized by anyone, at any time, anywhere. The uploader relinquishes copy rights as well as control over the further development of the project to the crowds.
In return open discussions might intensify an artpiece. Don't just do it, discuss! :-)
*Gains and Losses
By free copying, it can be spread in a much vaster than the original author's range of influence would have allowed it.
Please do not hesitate using and realizing one of the ideas posted here if you're into it. Ask yourself if you really need it to be "only yours", or if anything even could be "only yours". It's not about your image. It's about art.
If you realize any project idea you found on this website, please add the URL "www.socialartwork.org" to the credits of the piece and make clear, that it is developed by a network of artists.