Oliver Laric

Oliver Laric created stock video footage of the fair and published it as free public domain material

Oliver Laric’s project at Frieze Art Fair 2011 created stock video footage to be published as freely available public domain material. This portfolio of film footage was shot in and around the fair, using a number of specialist high-resolution cameras with specific slow motion and digital cinematographic features. Usually this material, held in image archives such as Getty Images or Corbis, is available to buy for use in corporate films, adverts and Internet ‘idents’, as well as on personal blogs and websites. Often acting as a mediator, Laric extends the offer of an anonymous collaboration across the internet, collating and exhibiting the results in exhibitions as his own.

Oliver Laric (b.1981) is a German artist based in Berlin. Recent solo shows and projects include: ‘Kopienkritik’, Skulpturhalle, Basel (2011); ‘山寨 Turbo’, Western Front, Vancouver (2011); and ‘Versions’, Seventeen Gallery, London (2010). Group shows include: ‘The 6th Momentum Biennial: Imagine Being Here Now’, Kunsthall, Moss; ‘Based in Berlin’, Monbijou Park, Berlin; and ‘Memery’, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (all 2011).