Quando: from 3 Oct. 08 - 3 Jan. 09 Dove: Fonlad-Watermarks-UAVM Museun - Madeira (Portugal)The watermark, more than a name, symbol or signature of the artist, is a process underlying copyright. With the mass proliferation of images over the internet (apparently in an uncontrollable unruly manner) the watermark seems to bring means to an artistic form of protection.Apparently nothing can prevent the copying of images on the net. Even protected software (such as Flash, which prevents copying) can always be bypassed with the print-screen of the page.But the found ways to curb hacking (with blurred images and watermarks) only remove an essential component to the image: the authenticity.This brings to the images a secondlevel: more than the status of works of art, watermarks brings virtuality to them.The watermark explains that what you see is not genuine. And so no longer interesting.But the watermark can be artistic. The UAVM Virtual Museum presents 10 works of 10 artists who have focused on this issue: Chia (Taiwan), Gianny Sutera (IT), Gruppo SinestÚtico (IT), Henry Gwiazda (USA), Ida Julsen (Norway), Joseph Jinson (India), Mike Davies (UK), Rui Fonseca (BR), Sarah Boothroyd (Canada), Sebastien Seifert (Spain). The FONLAD's exhibition programme presents in 2008 a exhibition at the Madeira's International Art Biennale, between 1 Sept. And 13 October 08. The selected artists are: Agricola de Cologne (Germany, video); Antˇnio Azenha (Portugal, Photography and Performence); Ariane Maugery (France, video); Ariel Artigas Severino (Uruguay, digitial painting); Benvinda Ara˙jo (Portugal, photography); Boskizzi (Italy,photography); Fernando Graša / Penousal Machado (Portugal, digital processing image); Fernando Velazques (Uruguay, video); Gruppo SinestÚtico (Italy, video performance); Henry Gwiazda (USA, video); Irina Eduardovna (Russia, video); Jan Kuang-Chang (Taiwan, video); Jessica Gomula (USA, photography); Jorge Sim§es (Portugal, photography); JosÚ Higino (Portugal, photography); JosÚ Pedro Reis (Portugal, video); Lemeh 42 (Italy, video); Maro (Chile, digital painting); Pato (Portugal, digital painting); Paulo Corte-Real (Portugal, digital painting); Pesousal Machado ( Juan Romero (Portugal / Spain, digital processing image); Shawn Lawson (USA, video); Vicky Brago-Mitchell (USA, digital processing image).