22 die-cut stickers selected from the contents of Domains 6 including the Sutton Hoo Helmet, two RIC Is, and Paestum’s ekklesiasterion. Strictly for use “in the field,” the stickers are 100% waterproof.
Domains 6 is available as a non-circulating edition of 1 at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
The language of the internet pulls from archaeology and mining terminology to describe some of its tendencies such as web scraping, data sifting, image extracting, and cryptocurrency mining, to name a few. Domains 6 explores online archives and collections of archaeology and other buried, historical artifacts, turning its gaze on to those who photograph and document such finds. This edition aims to stage a comparison between these practices and the materials found in online databases as a way to highlight the murky territories and loose boundaries of intellectual property rights on the web. Who lays claim to images of these recovered artifacts? What are the implications of asserting legal rights over un-earthed objects? Should an institution hold copyright over an image of these objects?
Dimension: 8.5 × 11 in