This Thursday, March 16 at 7pm I will be presenting the souped-up 7 minute version of "Joywar" on a panel with Siva Vaidhyanathan, (author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity), Carrie McLaren (Stay Free! Magazine) and others in conjunction with:
Art + Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
Feb. 4 - April 2, 2006
Curated by Carrie McClaren, editor of Stay Free! Magazine
Participating artists include Eric Doeringer, Tom Forsythe, David Byrne & Danielle Spencer, and others...
Illegal Art is a multi-media exhibition celebrating what is rapidly becoming the "degenerate art" of a corporate age: art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property. Some pieces in the show have eluded lawyers; others have had to appear in court. Rooted in the U.S. Constitution, copyright was originally intended to facilitate the exchange of ideas, but is now being used to stifle it. Loaded with gray areas, this exhibition explores whether intellectual property laws discourage the creation of new works and provokes the questions: Should artists be allowed to use copyrighted materials? Where do the First Amendment and intellectual property law collide? What is art's future if the current laws are allowed to stand?