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COPYSHOP KNOXVILLE now open!


COPYSHOP KNOXVILLE is now open!

COPYSHOP in Knoxville is the first official franchise of COPYSHOP, a project initiated by Superflex and Copenhagen Brains. COPYSHOP is operated in Knoxville, Tennessee by The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

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Visit the online store:
http://copy-shop.org/knoxville/products


COPYSHOP is a place where you can copy everything. In COPYSHOP you will find products that challenge intellectual property. They can be modified originals, improved copies, political anti-brands - or a SUPERCOPY as the new original.

Furthermore, COPYSHOP will function as a gathering point and network for a diverse group who share a critical view on intellectual property.

COPYSHOP presents the opportunity and means to effectively participate and share authority. COPYSHOP intends to enable the self-affirming expression of experiences mediated by the history, language, and traditions of an independent group. COPYSHOP enables those who have been marginalized economically and culturally to claim, in both respects, a status as fully participating members of a community.

Background

“Intellectual property is the oil of the 21st century”
- Mark Getty, american businessman and grandson of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty

“Mans culture and technological development as we know it, is intrinsically connected to the free and unlimited right to copy”
- Morten Skriver, artist

“There has never been a time in history when more of our “culture” was as “owned” as it is now. And yet there has never been a time when the concentration of power to control the uses of culture has been as unquestioningly accepted as it is now”.
- Lawrence Lessig, lawyer and writer.

Intellectual property in the form of copyright, licenses and patents has an increasing importance on society - and for what we say, where we say it, and to whom we say it to. The right over ideas maintains the status quo within the current economic order.

The last 10 to 20 years has seen an exponential rise in the extent of intellectual property. This is due to the economy of globalisation and to the spread of information technology.

The fundamental legal concept is as follows: ‘if value then right’, or, to put it another way, ‘where there is economic value there is intellectual property’. This expansion has caused different reactions. For example from the Open Source movement where the ownership of code hindered the best possible development of software. This caused, among other things, the operating system linux. In Brazil state sanctioned infringements of intellectual property has enabled the production of cheaper HIV medicine.

We want to confront this development and produce, promote and sell products that challenge the concept ‘If value then right’.

COPYSHOP is initiated by Superflex and Copenhagen Brains

The Art Gallery of Knoxville is dedicated to new and emerging Art.
It is an open space to cultivate ideas of Art and social engagement.

EVENT

COPYSHOP KNOXVILLE


Dates:
Mon Dec 17, 2007 00:00 - Mon Dec 17, 2007

Location:
United States of America

COPYSHOP KNOXVILLE is now open!

COPYSHOP in Knoxville is the first official franchise of COPYSHOP, a project initiated by Superflex and Copenhagen Brains. COPYSHOP is operated in Knoxville, Tennessee by The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

image

Visit the online store:
http://copy-shop.org/knoxville/products


COPYSHOP is a place where you can copy everything. In COPYSHOP you will find products that challenge intellectual property. They can be modified originals, improved copies, political anti-brands - or a SUPERCOPY as the new original.

Furthermore, COPYSHOP will function as a gathering point and network for a diverse group who share a critical view on intellectual property.

COPYSHOP presents the opportunity and means to effectively participate and share authority. COPYSHOP intends to enable the self-affirming expression of experiences mediated by the history, language, and traditions of an independent group. COPYSHOP enables those who have been marginalized economically and culturally to claim, in both respects, a status as fully participating members of a community.

Background

“Intellectual property is the oil of the 21st century”
- Mark Getty, american businessman and grandson of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty

“Mans culture and technological development as we know it, is intrinsically connected to the free and unlimited right to copy”
- Morten Skriver, artist

“There has never been a time in history when more of our “culture” was as “owned” as it is now. And yet there has never been a time when the concentration of power to control the uses of culture has been as unquestioningly accepted as it is now”.
- Lawrence Lessig, lawyer and writer.

Intellectual property in the form of copyright, licenses and patents has an increasing importance on society - and for what we say, where we say it, and to whom we say it to. The right over ideas maintains the status quo within the current economic order.

The last 10 to 20 years has seen an exponential rise in the extent of intellectual property. This is due to the economy of globalisation and to the spread of information technology.

The fundamental legal concept is as follows: ‘if value then right’, or, to put it another way, ‘where there is economic value there is intellectual property’. This expansion has caused different reactions. For example from the Open Source movement where the ownership of code hindered the best possible development of software. This caused, among other things, the operating system linux. In Brazil state sanctioned infringements of intellectual property has enabled the production of cheaper HIV medicine.

We want to confront this development and produce, promote and sell products that challenge the concept ‘If value then right’.

COPYSHOP is initiated by Superflex and Copenhagen Brains

The Art Gallery of Knoxville is dedicated to new and emerging Art.
It is an open space to cultivate ideas of Art and social engagement.



EVENT

Share {exchange|distribute} (A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest


Dates:
Tue Jan 02, 2007 00:00 - Tue Jan 02, 2007

UPLOAD IMAGES:
http://0p3nfr4m3w0rk.org/install

UPLOAD SOUNDS:
http://r4wd10pl4y84ck800m80x0r.org/play

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+ (A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest + DISTRIBUTION RELIGION
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2007.01.05 ONE NIGHT ONLY
REALTIME A/V JAMBOREE
7PM - ON
PILOT LIGHT
106 E Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
http://www.thepilotlight.com

DISTRIBUTION RELIGION

OPENING 6PM - 11PM
The Art Gallery of Knoxville
317 N Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37917
Gallery Hours: Friday - Saturday (3-8pm)
http://www.theartgalleryofknoxville.com

* ALL = FREE + OPEN
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Please join us this Friday Night to share, {exchange|distribute}, create crossroads of digital punk, blues musics + freak folktronics as forms of protest + resistance to current socio-economic situations + political contingencies at (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest.

(A) r4WB1t5 rocks digital systems @ Pilot Light, with a realtime audio and video jamboree by r4WB1t5 participants from Knoxville, Chicago and beyond with:

Curt Cloninger - lab404 (Asheville NC .US)
performing realtime audio video
http://lab404.com/video/francis.html

Fecal Japan (Knoxville TN .US) playing experimental noise musics
http://www.myspace.com/fecaljapanolecularization

Cindy Latham (Knoxville TN .US) screening digital video
http://www.cindylatham.com

Operators of E.D.E.N. (Chicago IL .US)
operating a utopian switch board system
http://geocities.com/operatorsofeden

AND MORE! in an open cybernated jam session including these artists as well as the r4WB1t5 micro.Fest organizers themselves, Chris Molinski, jonCates, jon.satrom and jake elliott. a folksonema screening opens the night @ Pilot Light with metatagged media from all across the global interweb super sprawl.

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+ (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville +
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++ @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville, upload art to 0P3NFR4M3W0RK (images) + R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R (audio) to make a mashed up cinema machine! 0P3NFR4M3W0RK projects your digital images into an open golden frame on the Gallery wall while R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R transits your audio files on a micro.Radio station broadcasting to olde skool boomboxes!

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+ (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest network connections +
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http://r4wb1t5.org/2007.01.05
http://www.myspace.com/pilotlightclub
http://folksonema.nothingistrueeverythingispermitted.com
http://www.flowerglass.net
http://0p3nfr4m3w0rk.org/install
http://del.icio.us/tag/0P3NFR4M3W0RK
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/0P3NFR4M3W0RK
email: play@r4wd10pl4y84ck800m80x0r.org
http://r4wd10pl4y84ck800m80x0r.org/play
email: play@r4wd10pl4y84ck800m80x0r.org
http://del.icio.us/tag/R4WD10PL4Y84CK800M80X0R
http://www.theartgalleryofknoxville.com

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Distribution Religion
January 1 - 27

Opening Friday January 5, 6-11pm
The Art Gallery of Knoxville

"Distribution Religion" was developed in 1973 by Chicago artists Dan Sandin and Phil Morton as a text to describe the schematic plans for Sandin's Image Processor, an analog computer optimized for video processing. The "Distribution Religion" expressed a determined belief in the idea of free and open copying, which is a central aspect of the Chicago School and a
notion that has begun to become important to many contemporary artists.

From January 1 - 27, The Art Gallery of Knoxville will examine situations of sharing and exchange provided by three contemporary Chicago groups: criticalartware, People Powered, and Temporary Services. Each of these artists have developed interests in distribution and it's role as an important social / cultural concern.

criticalartware is a contemporary platform for developing + facilitating discourses on software as art / art as software. Current member of the group are: (in alphanumerical order) jonCates, Matt Dennewitz, jake elliott, Tamas Kemenczy, Nicholas O'Brien, bensyverson ++ jon.satrom. criticalartware is a collaborative platform that maintains + creates opportunities for organizational openness + internal as well as external exchanges, reconfigurations and modularities. A central part of their work involves the public distribution / presentation of interviews, video and text featuring the key players of early code or concept based Art. They are particularly interested in enabling "shared cultural resources connecting these conversations." In Knoxville, criticalartware will coordinate an electronic system for the sharing and exchange of this information - primarily through a custom computer interface.

People Powered is a Chicago group run by artist Kevin Kaempf. His work integrates itself socially, becoming a means for the distribution of physical tools. People Powered "adopts consumer culture's aesthetic forms to distribute information about sustainable living practices such as community composting, recycling, and free public transportation." A recent People Powered exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art highlighted
prototypes for "Chicago Blue Bikes," in which junked bicycles are salvaged and rebuilt into a fleet of public bicycles. The Knoxville exhibition will become part of the project "Loop Limited: Recycled Paints" where unfinished cans of used paint are recycled/mixed together and redistributed into the community. Cans of paint will be available for free in the Gallery space.

The artists of Temporary Services are founders of the Chicago space "Mess Hall" and widely known for their public and social works. Often the group aims to "provide a network for the collection and distribution of artistic work going on looking at the line between art and ethics, power and art, and the role of the public." In Knoxville, the group's Booklets, a large collection of self-published material on a wide range of subjects, will be on display. Alongside this substantial library, an example set of works given away at the Temporary
Services event "Free For All" will be shown. "Free For All" was a public art project where multiples of many small objects were collected by the public within a cardboard box that acted as a portable, distributed exhibition.

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EVENT

Dec 1: Neuhaus, Interactive Sound Network


Dates:
Fri Dec 01, 2006 00:00 - Thu Nov 30, 2006

The Art Gallery of Knoxville is proud to present the
Networks of acclaimed sound artist Max Neuhaus.

Friday Dec 1 Participate Online!
USA: 6 -11pm EST
http://www.auracle.org

Log into Auracle and broadcast though
the Art Gallery of Knoxville exhibition.

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The public is encouraged to participate with the exhibition through Auracle.org.
Dec 1-23 all sounds on Auracle will be broadcast through the gallery space.

"The Networks propose the self-evolution of new musics. Their premise is a form of music-making which remains now only in societies untouched by modern civilization.

Rather than something to be listened to, music in these cultures is an activity open to the public at large - a dialogue with sound rather than a performance. I believe this to be the original impulse for music in mankind." -Max Neuhaus

Max Neuhaus has worked in the fields of contemporary art and music for more than 40 years. He is credited with being the first to extend sound as a primary medium into the field of contemporary art. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including exhibitions at the Dia Art Foundation, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musee d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; and the Kunsthalle, Bern.

The Networks of Max Neuhaus are both a tremendous experiment in new sound -
and an early example of Network Art.

Max Neuhaus: "It grew out of an interest of mine in the potential of music-making with the lay public over networks. The first realization in this direction was Public Supply in 1966. … Over the next decade, I gradually developed this concept with other realizations and finally in 1977 realized Radio Net, a two-hour nationwide radio event where ten thousand people played a cross-country instrument with their voices. … In 2000 I realized that I could do it on the web…."

"Auracle is a networked sound instrument, controlled by the voice. It is played and heard over the Internet. Anyone can use it by simply launching it in their web browser at www.auracle.org and creating sounds unaccompanied or with other participants in real time.."

An exhibition of these Networks, featuring the online tool Auracle, will be on display during the month of December at the Art Gallery of Knoxville. The Networks (or broadcast works) are systems, " virtual architectures," which act as a forum open to anyone for the evolution of new musics. Auracle, the most recent Neuhaus network, is an online tool available at Auracle.org - visitors to the Auracle website may experience the artwork 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the month of December Auracle will become an active sound, broadcast through the Art Gallery of Knoxville space.

Please participate with this exhibition through Auracle.org - starting on Dec 1 all sounds on Auracle will be broadcast live in the Art Gallery of Knoxville space.

For Additional Information: http://www.max-neuhaus.info/

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The Art Gallery of Knoxville
317 N Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
TEL: +1 978 857 0474
www.theartgalleryofknoxville.com