more on copyright: Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age

From: Caroline Koebel (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Oct 08 2008 - 10:42:40 PDT

Dear Frameworkers,

Following the recent post by Chuck Kleinhans about the new Duke book on
copyright, I want to remind you about "Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in
the Corporate Age" featuring an array of great works. --Caroline

The films and videos below appropriate intellectual property, whether
through the use of found footage, unauthorized music, or shots of
copyrighted or trademarked material. (Filmmakers and videographers now have
to get permission for just about every concert t-shirt, store sign, or other
piece of intellectual property that happens to appear onscreen).

Brian Springer
Video, 1995, 60 min.
The behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the
early 1990s are exposed in Brian Springer's documentary.

Todd Haynes
"Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story"
Film, 1987, 43 min.
With Barbie dolls as the principal actors, Superstar portrays the life of
Karen Carpenter and her battle with anorexia.
Used without permission.

Naomi Uman
Film, 1999, 5 min.
Using a soft porn film from the 70s, nail polish, bleach and a magnifying
glass, Naomi Uman transforms a writhing, naked woman into a hole--an empty,
animated space.

Craig Baldwin
"Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America"
16mm, 1991, 49 min.
Tribulation 99 is both a skewed history of United States intervention in
Latin America and a satire on conspiracy thinking.

Keith Sanborn
"The artwork in its age of mechanical reproducibility"

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