Events

Exhibitions

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    Hybrid Landscapes

    Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2RA

    https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/hybridlandscapes/
    https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/hybrid-landscapes-artists/

    Hybrid Landscapes is an exhibition of recent work by eleven pioneering artists whose projects use, respond to and subvert digital technologies in surprising and unexpected ways. As lived experience plays out simultaneously across natural, built and networked worlds, new perceptions and perspectives are created.

    The eleven artists work in a range of artistic mediums – from photography and sculpture to software and code – and each has their own area of research. They are unified by an approach that offers new ways to imagine, inhabit and locate citizens within emerging hybrid terrains. Together their works consider some of the key social and cultural questions we might ask ourselves about emerging digital cultures, products and applications, offering complementary and alternative views.

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    The Big Sleuth

    Solihull

    http://thebigsleuth.co.uk/
    https://twitter.com/BuildA_Bear

    Repeating The Big Hoot’s multi-award-winning formula, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are teaming up to present The Big Sleuth.

    To most people, the word ‘sleuth’ means a private detective, but it’s also the collective noun for a group of bears! Bizarre but true.

    Birmingham will bring both definitions together in the summer of the 2017 and the Sun Bear, the world’s smallest species of bear (now threatened with extinction) is the inspiration for a brand-new sculpture for this event.

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    2017
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    2017

    V&A Digital Design Weekend

    10:30 - 17:00V&A, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

    https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/dA7KWKAN/digital-design-weekend-2017

    Back for the seventh year, the Digital Design Weekend brings together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design. Participants take over the Museum with pop-up installations, robotics, creative electronics, talks, workshops, family-friendly events and more.

    The Digital Design Weekend explores human-machine interaction, making and collaborative work. The event coincides with the London Design Festival at the V&A.

Workshops

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017

    Memes (for Luc Tuymans)

    18:00 - 20:00Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT

    http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/memes-for-luc-tuymans/

    As part of No Copyright Infringement Intended Antonio Roberts will be leading a part presentation, part practical workshop that will consider the history of the modern meme and how it sits contrary to outdated copyright laws which prevent using existing copyrighted imagery in new creative works.

    Inspired by Christopher Meerdo’s 2016 project ♡°☆(ಠೆಒಠಿ)☆°♡ (for Luc Tuymans) participants are invited to create memes using Katrijn Van Giels photograph of Jean-Marie Dedecker as source material. The photograph itself was the subject of a plagiarism case against Antwerp-born painter Luc Tuymans, who used it as source material for his painting A Belgian Politician.

    The results will be added to http://katrijnvangiel.tumblr.com/ with a credit to you, and exhibited at No Copyright Infringement Intended which runs 1st – 23rd September at Vivid Projects, Birmingham.

    This workshop is free. Places can be reserved here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memes-for-luc-tuymans-tickets-36686531403

    Participants will need to bring a computer with image editing software installed. We can advise on free alternatives should none be installed.

Performances

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Lectures

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017

    Copyright as Frame and Prison

    18:30 - 20:30Centrala, 14 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT

    http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/copyright-as-frame-and-prison/

    Copyright as Frame as Prison, taking part as part of No Copyright Infringement Intended, will be a conversation around the disruptive power of technological innovation on ideas around copyright.

    Featuring a panel including Jan Nikolai-Nelles and Nora Al-Badri, the artists behind The Other Nefertiti artwork, Lisa Beauchamp, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Birmingham Museums Trust, and more TBC.

    Using the works within the exhibition as a starting point, a panel featuring participating artists and experts in copyright will discuss how emerging technologies are shaping creative processes, how (perceptions of) copyright enable/inhibit those technologically-enabled creative processes, the appropriateness of appropriation and its effect on creative practices.

    This event is free. Tickets can be reserved here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copyright-as-frame-and-prison-tickets-36686313752

    Please note that the event will be filmed and photographed.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017

    No Copyright Infringement Intended Curator's Tour

    13:00 - 18:00Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT

    http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/no-copyright-infringement-intended-curators-tour/

    Join No Copyright Infringement Intended curator Antonio Roberts for a guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a chance to ask questions about the exhibition. The tour will be preceded by a Pecha-Kucha-style presentation called Ctrl + C that looks at the the one-way system of cultural appropriation by corporations.

    The tours are free and will be taking place at 13:00 – 14:00 and again at 17:00 – 18:00. Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-copyright-infringement-intended-curators-tour-tickets-36685365917

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    2017

    CopyCamp

    14:00 - 19:00Kino Praha, UL. JAGIELLOŃSKA 26 03-719 WARSZAWA

    https://copycamp.pl/en/

    The primary goal of CopyCamp 2017 is to broaden the scope of the debate about exclusive rights. We want to talk about culture, science, and education, but we also want to discuss how exclusive rights are used in, for example, health and food. We will listen to stories touching on real-life issues in the following thematic tracks:

    • business models, heritage digitization, remix
    • health, food, security, and exclusive rights
    • text and data mining, machine learning, online education
    • IoT: autonomous cars, smart homes, wearables
    • hacking government data, public procurement, public aid in culture

    As always, we will be pleased to host all interested parties in a neutral and friendly space, and encourage participants to share thoughts and exchange ideas.

Curating

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    No Copyright Infringement Intended

    12:00 - 17:00Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS

    http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/no-copyright-infringement-intended/

    No Copyright Infringement Intended is a group exhibition, curated by Antonio Roberts, exploring the relationship between copyright and culture in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws.

    Since the 1990s the internet has provided the opportunity for mass copying, redistribution and remixing of content – profoundly changing the way culture is produced and shared and sparking legal battles and debates that still rage on. Today, the increasing availability of technologies like 3D scanning and 3D printing have extended the ability to digitally copy and reproduce to the physical realm.

    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 and lawyers often resort to reinforcing outdated laws – penalising those who copy – and placing barriers on technology’s ability to share information and content freely.

    Meanwhile, among artists there is widespread misunderstanding of copyright and how it affects their work. The phrase “No Copyright Infringement Intended” is often used as an attempt to avoid repercussions of copyright infringement. The phrase has no legal standing, but its widespread usage shows a lack of awareness of existing laws and the consequences of breaking them.

    Featuring 10 national and international artists working across a range of creative practices, the exhibition highlights the ongoing tension between production and copyright, considers the new artistic, social and political possibilities created through this tension 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 for Phoenix Leicester and Vivid Projects. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Other

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