Antonio Roberts (hellocatfood) has curated an excellent exhibition of artworks that examine the role of copyright in digital art remix culture. Titled “No Copyright Infringement Intended“, the exhibition features work by Nick Briz, Emilie Gervais, Nicolas Maigret, Christopher Meerdo, Jan Nikolai Nelles & Nora Al-Badri, Duncan Poulton, Fernando Sosa, Andrea Wallace & Ronan Deazley. The piece exhibited by Nick Briz is actually a collaborative remix project (I am one of the participants!) called “Diamonds”, where many video artists remixed green screened footage of Rihanna’s infamous Saturday Night Live performance that featured seapunk inspired visuals in the background, which infuriated many people in the seapunk community.
Antonio has written a great thought piece about the exhibition and I think you should read it over on imperica.com :)
Here is the video I made for Nick Briz’ “Diamonds” project.
Antonio has also created a gorgeous print publication about the event! Check out the PDF version of the publication for “No Copyright Infringement Intended” over on issuu.com.
Friday, April 7 at 6 PM – 8 PM UTC+01
Phoenix Leicester (4 Midland Street, LE1 1TG Leicester, United Kingdom)
Please join us to celebrate the launch of No Copyright Infringment Intended, an ambitious group exhibition exploring the concept of ownership and authorship in the digital age.
Since the 1990s the internet has provided the opportunity for mass copying, redistribution and remixing of content – profoundly changing the way culture is produced & shared and sparking legal battles and debates that still rage on.
For many people now, mass sharing, copying and remixing seems like a natural form of self expression. Rather than embracing this change and using it to their advantage, rights holders often resort to reinforcing outdated laws – penalising those who copy and placing barriers on technology’s ability to share information and content freely.
Featuring 10 national and international artists working across a range of creative practices, the exhibition highlights the ongoing tension between culture and copyright, considers new artistic, social & political possibilities and suggests new ways forward for artists, rights holders and the wider creative community.
The exhibition includes work by Nick Briz, Emilie Gervais, Nicolas Maigret, Christopher Meerdo, Jan Nikolai Nelles & Nora Al-Badri, Duncan Poulton, Fernando Sosa, Andrea Wallace & Ronan Deazley
Curated by Antonio Roberts, a new media artist and curator based in Birmingham. Kindly supported by Arts Council England.
Here are some photos of the exhibition I’ve snagged from Antonio!