Steal My Photograph!
Lukas Renlund, a photographer based in Copenhagen, has been taking his photography on the road with a series of interactive art exhibitions called “Steal My Photograph!”. Beginning in Copenhagen, the tour has moved to Barcelona and, more recently, London, one of the most monitored cities in the world. Lukas aims to create a real life experience for his audience while marketing his photography in a fun way. Passers by are invited to steal his work by sharing something free in return, their visual identity. In Copenhagen the world’s shortest photo exhibition invited pedestrians to steal a Renland, take a photo of it in its new setting and email the photo to Lukas. In Barcelona Lukas hid a GoPro camera behind each photograph and caught the moment the photograph was taken. The London exhibition took the theme of identity theft and surveillance.
This first video was filmed in Copenhagen on August 25th during Lucas’ first ever outdoor exhibition. The place got totally burglarized in less than 30 seconds.
“Barcelona Robbed Me Blind” was filmed in July 2013.
The London film, shot in October 2013, offering people a valuable and thought-provoking perspective on what surveillance feels like. It is also about the exchange itself, something for something. Two different commodities. Your identity for a free artwork. But does paying with your identity still make it free?