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.complaints choir of basic design:
(as) a free copyleft peer production project_

.complaints choir of basic design: (as) a free copyleft peer production project_ is a .f.reeP_ project by .-_-. inspired by other complaints choirs from around the world. (www.complaintschoir.org)

.complaints choir of basic design: (as) a free copyleft peer production project_ was established with 72 basic design course students (peers) of yildiz technical university, faculty of art and design in istanbul during 2008 spring term as a part of ongoing project .f.reeP_ by .-_-.

.during the .f.reeP_ debates, peers decided to organize a complaints choir as a .f.reeP_ project, following the guidelines of tellervo kalleinen and oliver kochta-kalleinen’s “complaints choir” project and to distribute all the content they create freely as .copyleft!_. after contacting the artists, students of music, modern dance, photography & video, arts management, interactive media design and combined arts submitted their complaints, which were arranged as lyrics and composed by the students following a micro peer production model. after rehearsals, it was performed live at yildiz technical university, istanbul_

.the rehearsals and two live performances were shot on video, the lyrics were translated into english. all the content including texts, raw and edited videos, midi and live audio recordings are distributed on this web site as free and open source content with a .copyleft!_ notice for you to enjoy, share and/or to build on_

.you can also download the ogg theora video samples of each complaint to edit your complaints remix by simply concatenating the samples_

. “complaints choir”


.this project is inspired by the original project“complaints choir” by tellervo kalleinen and oliver kochta-kalleinen (www.complaintschoir.org). they have initiated the first complaints choir at birmingham in 2005 as an art project. the artists invited locals through flyers and asked them to submit their complaints. the complaints submitted are rearranged as lyrics by the participants themselves during the meetings organized by the artists. a local musician composed the lyrics and the “complaints choir of birmingham” rehearsed the song. once the choir was ready, they performed the song on various locations in the city and an edited video documentation of these performances was widely acknowledged. tellervo and oliver have been invited to initiate complaints choirs in many cities following birmingham and videos of complaints choirs of many cities are exhibited all over the world as well as complaints chior web site. people all around the world are encouraged to form their own complaints choirs getting in touch with tellervo&oliver and following their steps. you can initiate and share your complaints choir by contacting the artists.


.complaints choir of basic design: (as) a free copyleft peer production project_ is a part of the 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 09.07.2009 and last updated on 20.05.2011_