A Sculpture That Perpetually Sells Itself On eBay
Artist Caleb Larsen has created an art sculpture which, when connected to the Internet, perpetually attempts to sell itself on eBay.
"Combining Robert Morris’ Box With the Sound of Its Own Making with Baudrillard’s writing on the art auction this sculpture exists in eternal transactional flux. It is a physical sculpture that is perpetually attempting to auction itself on eBay.
Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself.
If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself." laughingsquid.com
Art is in the hands of merchants.
Artists live in a fourth-world economy pattern with absolutely no solidarity, no union, no protection, no rules.
Marketing and/ or business education do not belong to art schools' teaching. Never!
Nobody cares of course.
This project makes a dent in that state of fact, proving this unacceptable situation can be fought.
Please support it!