About This Project

BDRtist (“be the artist”) (2010-2012) is created in an effort to poke and prod the problematic of existing art systems and to undermine the cult of artwork creation. It has been built to explore whether artworks can be created without intervention on part of the artist. It, in essence, uses the representational and community features of the internet, but with results in physical space, as embodied in the art object. The platform has been developed where, after registration, anyone can upload photos and short texts, or can like or dislike the work of others. The objective is to offer anyone the possibility not only to participate in the project with their own name and picture, but to also weigh in on the content of the artistic activities and exhibitions. Top users are invited as Guest Artist to the shows.