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Viewing Copies: On the Mobility of Moving Images

  title={Viewing Copies: On the Mobility of Moving Images},
  author={Sven L{\"u}tticken},
Viewing Copies: On the Mobility of Moving Images An artist once paid a critic back for lunch by handing him a viewing copy of a video work, adding that this should be more than enough – after all, the piece was worth 25,000 Euro. Both were in on the joke, of course; both knew that a DVD viewing copy of an art video is worth even less than an empty new DVD. In a way, viewing copies do not really exist – their spectral status is owed to the art world’s economy of artificial scarcity and the… 
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