Cornelia Sollfrank

I DON'T KNOW (1968/2006)

Cornelia Sollfrank is a conceptual artist, cyberfeminist and researcher. Her practice can be situated in the context of institutional critique and experimental activist art involving digital networked technology, writing, performance and video. As a pioneer of internet art, she made a name for herself with her ' generator,' an internet-based art producing machine. Parallel to her collaborative, infrastructure-building activities for self-organization and publication she continues the anti-modernist challenges of traditional notions of authorship, authenticity and originality in the digital environment. Her experiments with the basic principles of aesthetic modernism have entailed conflicts with its institutional and legal frameworks and led to her research on the conflictual relationship between copyright and art.