In the case of NAPSTER, the artwork represents the torment of the company during its short life: founded by two dynamic young guys, NAPSTER has in fact united the world of young people through the free exchange of music, however circumventing the rules on intellectual property rights. The Old System, from the sofas of aristocratic salons and finance world, ordered its execution. NAPSTER was therefore symbolically destroyed and caged in a beautiful but inviolable spatio-temporal prison. The grave engravings on the crystal, the steel cables, the 4D carbon structure recycled from aeronautical components, testify the torment of the stock, which however, regardless of the gravitational effects, maintains its Free Spirit and yet rises majestic and powerful above of human rules.
Dimensions: 140cm x 80cm x 200cm (h) Material: Recycled aeronautical carbon, steel, crystal, old wood, historical newspapers, led Technique: hand made, hand polished, ancient and modern components, original Napster title, led lighting
In ‘THE NAPSTER’, as anticipated, paper thus becomes real again in its ecosystem, exhuming the value, money, work that that paper represented or pretended to represent, through the fact that it comes back to life and becomes Art.
Art that takes on value and therefore returns to being a commodity and to be exchanged between collectors capable of understanding the multiple vibrations and conceptual alliterations that this Work can offer.
The Napster work is heavy, full of meaning, it represents dissolution and recomposition, it presents a point of contact with the title because art exists, if enjoyed, possessed, touched, exchanged.
And all these meanings seem compressed in the Work that is pushed, broken, compressed, enclosed, dissolved and reassembled with sudden and uncontrolled escapes.
The desire for contact and possession is also amplified by a lively, seething, erotic and rampant aesthetic. Napster is the first work to be represented as a single work composed of the original stock of Napster Inc.
Napster, Inc. was a pioneer of music sharing via the internet, challenging the conceptual and legal fence within which the musical work was protected and the collective’s investigation lends itself to unleashing conceptual, legal, social reflections with their work. about the untouchability of the Art that Napster vainly sought to demolish. Napster has spread the idea that art belongs to everyone and that the legal enclosures in which it is compressed are fallacious, fragile systems of reference that need a total rethinking in order for art to return to being vivid and alive.
The work shows the torment of the Napster title, representative of the history of the company it represents: a company founded by two dynamic young people who united the world through the exchange of music, but without respecting the rules on intellectual property. The System did not accept this challenge and attempted to destroy it, as shown by the grave engravings on the crystal, until it was able to imprison and chain it in a sort of two-dimensional space-time prison reminiscent of the 2D prisons of the planet Krypton of the famous 1978 Superman movie. The Napster title sits erect, heedless of gravitational effects, above a bicentennial sofa covered with finance magazines to symbolize the Old System that destroyed, or rather, attempted to destroy the Free Spirit, which nevertheless it stands majestic and mighty above human rule…
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