time we present two projects from IMAGEN PIRATA, a Colombian group
that works in Bogotá, Colombia.
DE ESCACEZ (plenty of shortage)
(this was a collective project, imagen pirata participated
This project was based on the production and distribution
of plastic pictures with prints and silver plastic objects.
The images of the pictures are prints of a series of paintings made
by la imagen Pirata of cheap plastic objects bought in downtown Bogotá.
During the exhibition the pictures and the objects from the paintings
where for sale.
HALLADA NO ES HURTADA
(a found object is not stolen)
This work includes videos, paintings and prints that talk about the
copy, the illegal methods of reproduction of objects or intellectual
The whole project is conceived as an advertising campaign, the paintings
imitate advertising posters, the videos imitate the TV spots, the
images in the public space imitate the big billboards from the streets.
So in this case, the plagiarism does not only refer to the images
that we present but to the methods we used to make this work with
images taken form the media.
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