A silent auction will be held at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery for the sale of SUPERFLEX Copy Light lamps on Saturday 10th December from 5-8pm, as part of the Lopdell Precinct Twilight Christmas Market event in Titirangi Village. Te Uru will be open late, presenting the lamps in a final collective display for the auction, and Te Uru’s gallery shop will also have a one-night-only discount to support the event. All proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organisation defending civil liberties in the digital world.
Initiated by artist group SUPERFLEX, Copy Lights are cube shaped lamps made of wood and translucent paper with photocopied motifs of well-known lamp designs. As part of the recent exhibition On Repeat: The Disruptive Copy at Te Uru, participants were invited to construct their own Copy Lights over a series of Copy Light Factory workshops, in which the lamps were assembled and installed to collectively illuminate the exhibition space. Workshop participants were free to change the image to a lamp design of their choosing, thus these Copy Lights seek the borders between the copy and the original. As a copy of a copy, Copy Lights turn into something new: an original lamp that helps communicate the problems of the current copyright system.
Copy Light Factory was first developed in the context of Copyshop for Artspace, Auckland in 2005.
COPY LIGHT silent auction
Saturday 10 December, 5-8pm
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery