April 7th saw No Copyright Infringement Intended open its doors to the public. The exhibition, taking place from 7th April to 21st May, features work by 10 national and international artists, each 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in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws.
(photos below by Pamela Raith)
It was really encouraging to see a large number of attendees, each with lots of questions about the ways in which the works challenge copyright and how it relates to their own practice or interests. Copyright is a sometimes complex issue and so I’m glad people didn’t shy away from learning more about it 🙂
My thanks go out to Chris Tyrer at Phoenix for the invite to curate this exhibition, Gino Attwood and the rest of the team at Phoenix for their help installing the works, and, of course, the artists – Nick Briz, Emilie Gervais, Nicolas Maigret, Christopher Meerdo, Jan Nikolai Nelles & Nora Al-Badri, Duncan Poulton, Fernando Sosa, Andrea Wallace & Ronan Deazley – for agreeing to be part of this exhibtion. I couldn’t be happier with it!
There’s plenty more photos from the opening night and installation photos available on my Flickr stream. If you take any please let me know and/or tag them with #nocopyrightintended.
There are plenty of printed programmes available (designed by the awesome Kerry Leslie) which is a work of art in itself. Message me if you want one. It’s also available online for your viewing pleasure:
The exhibition continues until 21st May at Phoenix. It will then go on to Vivid Projects in September.