CULT TO COPY
06/2018
This project is about copying, yet the key point is not stealing but questioning the nature of our culture. Critical copies do not hide the originals since they are mutations and deconstructions of the existing. The Maker Movement and the 4.0 Revolution has brought us the technical means which allow us making copies completely alike to the originals, but we continue understanding copy as a negative concept. If dilemmas around copies have risen in the recent history is because originals are valued as a cult object, the author figures are mythified and creation is conceived as a unilateral action. Power is the one capable to decide who can or can not copy: big capitalist corporations forbid the reproduction of their works, but they conceal the authorship of somebody else’s work to make it their own.

By creating an auto–production platform of copied products users can pervert and adapt the copies to their own necessities and reach the aim of market abolishment as a unique creative entity. The non-legality of this actions is encompassed in a different way depending on what is copied. The modification of products has to be proportional to its protection, as more protected the object is, more differences has to have with the “original”. 


Thermoformed copies of Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase for 0,99€.


Hacking what is already FAKE: IMG_1 source: https://www.artek.fi/en/products/stool-60#data + IMG_2 fake IKEA user instructions to create an Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 (IKEA has no instructions for the FROSTA stool and its version has four legs).

How to prototype your 3D printed 50%—copy of SALIF.
00001 a DIY copy of the BKF chair for 67,99€
5% modification

00002 a DIY copy of the SHIVA vase for 27,99€
15% modification

00003 a DIY copy of SALIF squeezer for 3,99€
50% modification


photography with @arnauanglada and @claudiaportus + model @bertacambraagusti

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