I’m happy to finally announce the start of the much-delayed Copyright Atrophy project.
Copyright Atrophy is a project that explores how much an artwork must be changed, remixed, mutated, or altered before it loses all of its associated meaning, context and, more importantly, copyright/trademark status. Check the site regularly to see the newest logo to be destroyed.
I talked a little bit about the project at the Glitch Moment/ums launch in June 2013.
I have some artwork in the online exhibition of the 50th Issue of Interartive, which looks specifically at Art and Copyright
Art & Copyright is the result of a selection of texts and works among a great number of proposals received in an open call for submissions. Also included are some texts directly selected by the editorial committee due their relevance to the topic. In this issue, our Virtual Gallery hosts the work of several artists and is presented as a group exhibition.
Following the interdisciplinary nature of InterArtive, the selected texts and artworks intend to give an overview –as complete as possible- of the phenomenon of copyright and the free culture movement as its counterpart. The content of this special volume raises the issue of copyright in relation to programming, music, digital culture, but also in the context of science and biology –copyright laws applied in medicine and life itself. At the same time, it highlights the issue of appropriation as a means of creating culture: although artistic creation and scientific research had always been based on the achievements of the past, today’s remix culture projects the value of creation as a “yeast” for subsequent transformations.
The works and projects presented in the online exhibition create an open and all-encompassing path: Copyright laws and rights, violation and piracy, ownership and dialogue with art history and cinema, literature and language itself, Copyright versus open culture.
I have several gifs from the upcoming Copyright Atrophy project, which is due to launch next month, as part of the issue.
See the whole issue here.