S[edition]: art goes viral
Video: the UK's leading artists discuss a revolutionary new way to collect art
A floating baby skull covered in diamonds by Damien Hirst and a slowly burning flower by Mat Collishaw are the latest word in collectable limited editions, only in this case they’re not physical prints or sculptures but moving images, stored and streamed online.
S[edition] is a new way to start a collection that, as with many things these days, lives in the digital ether, rather than resting on a mantelpiece. The idea is to upload works, which range from Bill Viola loops to short films by Isaac Julien, direct to your internet-enabled flatscreen TV or iPad. Whether digital art will be able to compete with the burgeoning market for physical works remains to be seen, but with more and more websites and online auctions providing a platform for virtual experimentation digital art galleries seem to be, well, the future.
Buy works from £5 to £500 online at seditionart.com/timeout.