Participatory artwork, Tate Britain, London, Uk, 07.10.05 — 17.10.05
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“Join.” is a collaborative artwork based on the childrens colouring in book classic ‘Join the Dots’. Participants in the Open Congress at the Tate Britain were invited to be Developers of an original artwork one dot at a time.
Developers registered to join the aesthetic team, and placed one dot anywhere on a provided blank sheet. Dots were marked with a sequentially allocated revision number.
Developers were asked to use their skill and artistic judgement to place a dot in such a way that it would contribute to a finished image which would be created by joining the dots with straight lines.
In order to register, Developers agreed to release their dot under the Creative Commons share-alike by attribution license.
At the end of the Open Congress Development Period (Oct 7th-8th), registration was closed and the art work, complete with registration documents will now be donated to the Tate or similar UK national collection.
The licensing of the work ensures that others are free to copy, distribute the work, or make images of it and derivative works, as long as all Developers are attributed, and the license is retained.