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Deface! is disfigurement in its non-negative meaning, act of real union

between who originally made the work and its viewer. In the time of

digital reproducibility, deface! destroys artist's sacred role giving

the spectator the possibility to actively operate on the work making it

definitely of his own.

But Deface! is something more. Deface! makes the dead and static work of

art something constantly mutable, finally alive. Something that is not

there just to be admired and venerated but is indefinable, receding,

ready to be something else after every new intervention on it by

someone. And exactly with the destruction of the aura of holiness

surrounding the work and the artist and the impossibility to consider a

work concluded, finished (the work is concluded just with its

destruction), Deface! makes itself unfit for the market traffics and for

the gowned critics' soilings.

The art of Deface! is a living, open, collective art. It's the

collective destruction of art. Deface it!