Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau

The Value of Art (Unruhige See). 2010

The artists purchased a painting at an auction house in Vienna for 450 Euro and subsequently transformed it into an interactive installation. Sensors installed within the painting measure the amount of time a viewer stands in front of it and, through this, estimate the amount of attention and appreciation the artwork receives. At the same time, an integrated printer produces a bill indicating the painting’s current price based on purchase and production costs and the continually increasing exhibition value.


© Photo: Haupt & Binder

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