The video from the Copyright as Frame and Prison panel discussion is now online. Many thanks to Michael Clifford for filming it.
It was a very lively discussion, touching on many of the issues from the previous talk in Leicester but also had more viewpoints from within the creative industries. Many thanks to Lisa Beauchamp, Nikolai Nelles, and Francis Clarke for taking part and everyone for attending and having such great questions. If you missed the Leicester talk the video can be seen below.
After a total of 68 days across two venues No Copyright Infringement Intended ended on 23rd September.
It’s been quite a learning experience and I’ve enjoyed pretty much every step of it! It’s been my biggest exhibition to date and I think it was a great success. I’m having a bit of a rest period so that I can go and teach at University of Westminster and Staffordshire University but I’m already planning thing for 2018.
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 and are limited to 30 places. Get yours before they all go!
As part of No Copyright Infringement Intended I will be leading a part presentation, part practical workshop, Memes (for Luc Tuymans), that will consider the history of the modern meme and how it sits contrary to outdated copyright laws which prevent using existing copyrighted imagery in new creative works.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.
No Copyright Infringement Intended at Vivid Projects opened its doors to the public on 1st September and it went rather well! Having the pieces arranged differently in a bigger space definitely changes how they’re viewed. Each piece certainly has more space for itself, but in general it’s been a great learning experience having to consider how works can fill a space differently.
I spent an intense eight days at Crickhowell installing my work, Mirrored, at Green Man Festival and I’m only now beginning to process it! Green Man is very different from a lot of music festivals. There’s a real focus on building a strong visual aesthetic and visual arts programme. The location itself is also beautiful and gives a pleasing backdrop to all the activities.
I was there to install my work, Mirrored. It was my first time building sculptural works at that size and my first time working outdoors. It was definitely a success, but as with all new experiences I learnt a lot and have a lot that I want to build on and develop further.
I’m currently thinking about how to develop the piece further, and exploring ways of possibly even ways of reconfiguring it for display in different environments. If you’re interested in displaying them please do get in touch.
Many thanks to Alexis Zelda Stevens and the rest of Green Man for the invite to develop and exhibit new work, and for taking me out of my comfort zone. It was scary but it’s definitely been beneficial for my practice and I can definitely see this being developed further.
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.
I’ll be presenting Exposed and Unauthorised Copy, both of which were commissioned for the Short Circuit Project 2016 – 2017.
The programme also include rad folk such as Lawrence Lek, Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, and much more!