Martha Rans, Legal Director of Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) is curating Art, Revolution and Ownership: Who Owns the Public Domain, September 8-11. Allied with New Forms Festival (now in its 11th year) and W2 Community Media Arts (a nonprofit Vancouver arts centre which reaches far beyond Vancouver), this event marks a rare opportunity — to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation in copyright.
The public is invited to enjoy the works of Diyan Achjadi, Sonny Assu, John Cage, James Gnam, Faith Moosang, Ben Reeves, Hart Snider, Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Participating with Martha in this dialogue are Geoff Glass (co-founder of the Vancouver Fair Copyright Coalition), Mark Hosler (founder of NegativLand), Laura Murray (Professor in English, Queens University), Tina Piper (Assistant Professor in Law, McGill University), and Kirsty Robertson (Assistant Professor in Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario),
It all begins on Sept. 8, with art is either a complaint or do something else – performed by the award-winning contemporary ballet company, plastic orchid factory. Complete details are available
Update: September 12, 2011. The ARO site was hacked; I disabled my link. But the event was wonderful; stunning artwork combined with vibrant conversation.