CrossLab Lunchevent: Robert Overweg

Streetphotographer in a Virtual World


Blaak 10, 3011 TA Rotterdam

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Robert overweg was invited by TAG, The Hague, to develop his work as a streetphotographer in virtual worlds. In 1st and 3rd person games he explores the new possibilities these worlds offer to capture his images. Overweg considers a computergame a direct extension of his environment. He behaves as a 'regular' photographer in a 'normal' landscape. His work raises some questions regarding rights: with his photos he claims these virtual worlds, though they were made by other artists.
A new view on copyright and the definitions of photography.