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.re_potemkin: a copyleft crowdsourcing free/open source cinema project_

.re_potemkin: a copyleft crowdsourcing free/open source cinema project_.f.reeP_ project by .-_-.

. battleship potemkin is a 1925 silent film by sergei eisentein, which is in public domain now_

.for re_potemkin project, sergei eisenstein’s film “battleship potemkin” was re-produced by 105 students of basic design course at yildiz technical university, faculty of art and design, during december 2006 and January 2007 in 15 groups, following the original shots of eisenstein using crowdsourcing model. original script was translated to turkish from russian original and english translations. bilingual intertitles and an original soundtrack were also prepared for the film as well as a project poster and a web site, all using crowdsourcing model_

.eisenstein’s “battleship potemkin” is in public domain. the project “re-potemkin” and all the sources including video, music, scripts, intertitles and edits created for this project are also .copyleft!_ and are distributed through this web site and p2p networks_

.the term crowdsourcing was coined by jeff howe in june 2006. an exhibition called Phantom Captain: Art and Crowdsourcing was curated by andrea grover at apexart, new york in october-november of 2006. .re-potemkin_ is one of the very first art projects that uses the term crowdsourcing and also one of the first examples of using the idea of crowdsourcing to make a film. however .re_potemkin_ can better be situated as a peer production project rather than crowdsourcing. this distinction is crucial because corporations see crowdsourcing just as an efficient and profitable way of getting the work done (as they see “open source” and “creative commons”). however, the concept peer production evokes the possibility of another world. re-potemkin is about the possibility of another world in the age of information technologies. peer production is a more appropriate term although the project was an early appropriation of the term crowdsourcing_


.re-potemkin: a copyleft crowdsourcing free/open source cinema project_ is part of an ongoing experimental project series .f.reeP_ by .-_-.

.f.reeP_ investigates the recent concepts driven by information technologies such as free/open source movement, copyleft attitude, distributed computing, p2p, crowdsourcing, peer production, network economy etc. .f.reeP_ explores what they can offer for artistic creation and contemporary art in the age of information technologies in order to influence social, economic and cultural life through re-examining notions of art such as culture industry, appropriation, authorship, relational aesthetics, gift economy, multiples, use value of art etc. .f.reeP_ is free and peer oriented_

.for .f.reeP_ projects, .-_-. works with crowds and communities as peers to experiment on the potential of artistic creation of the peers, to debate on the notions of art, culture, life and information technologies and to create free/open source copyleft content and artworks that can be shared and appropriated freely so that new works and concepts can be developed. The process itself, where each peer is free in how they may contribute and choose to be creative, allows a form of relational aesthetics, in which there is no art at all or everything is art. concepts, content, works and whatever else created as a part of .f.reeP_ is distributed/shared on internet with free formats to encourage peers all over the world to freely share, study and appropriate the featured copyleft content_

.peers all over the world and p2p networks are proposed to determine the value of what is created (if there is or there will be any) by sharing and appropriating. websites, blogs and other platforms also contribute to determining the value by linking, appropriating, hosting and sharing the featured content. this is the way .f.reeP_ proposes for determining the real use value of a work of art, content or concept. each .f.reeP_ project builds on the experiences of the previous ones, whether backing up or challenging them. .f.reeP_ is experimental_

.recent .f.reeP_ projects_

. .re_potemkin: a copyleft crowdsourcing free/open source cinema project_: re_potemkin is one of the very first examples of investigating the potential of using crowdsourcing to create a film_

. .complaints choir of basic design: (as) a free copyleft peer production project_ : .complaints choir of basic design_ is based on the original concept by tellervo kalleinen and oliver kochta-kalleinen to explore the peer production model to create copyleft free/open source content.

. .aa_: an anonymous distributed identity project_: this .f.reeP_ project consists of just creating an identity with an e-mail account and distributing its password on a blog to let people build a distributed identity which can be appropriated for anonymous distributed responsibility of any act. the name chosen for this distributed identity (which is mentioned as “aa” here) is not announced as a part of .f.reeP_ but it is yours to discover and appropriate if you happen to find it out. this distributed identity already has many online accounts and everyone who adds a new account for it announces its password and info on the blog.

. .readymade dictionary of the author: a f.reeP_ project by .-_-. _ : readymade dictionary is a video database of various people saying a single word to the camera. 270 single words are chosen from famous quotations and videos of these words being uttered are shot by 6 other peers besides .-_-. .these single-word-videos are then concatenated to appropriate famous quotations. the video database is free for everyone to remix. all the content is copyleft and distributed to be re-appropriated, remixed and sequenced to create new, anonymous discource for the visitors_

.this page was created on 20.09.2009 and last updated on 20.05.2011_