Ephemeral self-destroying non-collectible p2p art still being shared after one year

Swedish artist Anders Weberg created a p2p artwork in the form of a film, which he destroyed after it was shared, and self-destructs itself each time another person takes it up. Yet after one year, the film is still existing and being shared.

Here are the details:

“P2P Art – The aesthetics of ephemerality.”

Art made for – and only available on – the peer to peer networks.

The original artwork is first shared by the artist until one other
user has downloaded it. After that the artwork will be available for as long as other users share it.

The original file and all the material used to create it are deleted by the artist.

Anders writes:

A year ago I launched the project and released a first film “Filter” and that film is still shared and seeded today one year later and
that’s amazing to think about.

on 15/9 this year, exactly on the day that the first one was released I uploaded a second film called T R A N S I E N T
which is a 45 minute experimental non-linear film

This film and all the files used creating it was deleted 2007/09/15: “There´s no original”

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