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With galleries and venues closed, more artists, musicians, DJ’s and other performers have started to explore live streaming as a way to continue to perform to an audience. In this area the issue of copyright enforcement and infringement still exists and is potentially worsened, with performances being disrupted or stopped due to copyright claims. In this talk I will ask how compatible live streaming is with copyright, especially when it is enforced by bots and algorithms.

The New Projectionists: VJing, AV Performance and Post-cinematic Projection

A day of panel talks and performances about VJing, live cinema and audio-visual performance. This symposium will bring together academics, artists and VJs to discuss the role of projection in their work, and the current state of AV performance in the UK. A number of thematically focussed panel talks will take place in Centrala, Birmingham on Saturday 24th February, followed by an evening of AV performances from 7pm – 10pm, and ending with a VJ Jam until late. Running in parallel at Vivid Projects there will be a number of projection-based installations. This event is a collaboration between The Projection Project, an AHRC funded research project based at the University of Warwick, and Lighttouch Festival.

Confirmed speakers/artists include: Toby Harris (*spark), Rebecca Smith (Urbanprojections), Miri Kat, Antonio Roberts, Raquel Meyers, Rod Maclachlan, Guy Edmonds, Blanca Regina, Flatpack Film Festival, Sean Clarke (Test Card Manchester), Richard Wallace.

Come along to Vivid Projects on the evening of Fri Feb 23 for a warm-up party with loud music and VJs.

No Copyright Infringement Intended Curator’s 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 show. The tour will be preceded by a short presentation called Ctrl + C, looking at the one-way system of cultural appropriation by corporations.

The tour is free to attend. No booking necessary.

Creative Careers

We’re exploring curation this month and what the role means to the people leading the way art in London and the UK is being curated

Creative Careers will be hosting a panel of curatorial professionals from across the art world. With backgrounds ranging from London’s top arts organisations to curating from an artist-led and learning perspective, we’re excited to host:

Rebecca Lewin, Curator, Serpentine Gallery
Abondance Matanda, Founder, Yutes of London
Antonio Roberts, Artist and Curator
Oscar Humphries, Curator

Together they will be unpacking what the role means to them and dishing out snippets of advice to you on how to get into the industry and develop in your career.

And, as always, dinner is on us.