I really enjoyed the stimulating talks at the Art & Law Symposium held at the Dunedin Art School yesterday. The topics raised later that morning were so relevant to what we are doing, questions about authorship and copyright - is copyright hindering or benefiting creativity? - who owns an image in the age of digital remixes? - Creative Commons etc. Peter Shand divided art into 3 periods: pre-copyright, copyright and revisionist (todays art: relational, digital technologies, expanded practices). The laws really find it hard to keep up with what is happening now. We will have to have a clear and mutual understanding of our rights and responsibilities in the different contexts of our project/s.
More examples of groups of artists working sporadically on different projects:
- Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) - http://www.critical-art.net/
-DAS INSTITUT - http://www.swissinstitute.net/exhibitions/exhibition.php?Exhibition=78