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Cease & Desist Art: yes, this is illegal! | LPM 2010 – LIVE PERFORMERS MEETING

LPM 2010 – LIVE PERFORMERS MEETING

From 27th to 30st of May 2010, at Brancaleone in Rome, will take place the eighth edition of LPM – Live Performers Meeting: International encounter of live video performers, visual artists and vjs, dedicated to live video performances.

LPM will again use its 4-day formula, creating a unique and unforgettable event, which every year grants a program full of workshops and showcases of projects, softwares and brand-new products.

Cornelia Sollfrank, I DON'T KNOW

Cornelia Sollfrank, I DON'T KNOW

Spotlight on:

THURSDAY 27: DIGITAL FREEDOMS

Digital Freedoms is a day of meetings that will reunite together leaders and creators of the italian digital and electronic culture. The intent is to bring together theorists, experts, activists and artists for a single date, to present and discuss the most important updates of this sector. The core theme of the day is the essence of culture, politics and communication throughout new medias, always keeping straight and firm the spirit of freedom that characterized them for decades. As coordinators of the day, a committee of excellence, Luigi Pagliarini (Artificialia), Simona Lodi (Piemonte Share), Arturo Di Corinto (FHF), Filippo Martorana (Linux club), Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi (Art is Open Source).

At 6.00 pm opening of the exhibition

Cease & Desist Art: yes, this is illegal!

curated by Simona Lodi

For some years now, it has become common among digital artists to focus on illegal art practices. Countless Cease & Desist letters have been sent out by companies to pirates, plagiarists, hackers and disturbers, which are shown off as trophies in exhibitions, web communities and mailing lists. Action artists promote controversial forms of art, using guerilla tactics to protest against the fairness of copyright and intellectual property laws.

Receiving a Cease & Desist letter has become the latest badge in championing the freedom to create in the Corporation Age. Any artist interested in taking part in the movement chooses a good lawyer rather than a good gallery owner. What is happening to the future of art? What rights and freedoms are these artists championing? Does all this have something to do with the end of techno-utopias?

In what way has business co-opted the values of hackers, exploiting open source initiatives, web freedom and on-line equality and sparking the use of these practices?

Artists and works:

0100101110101101.ORG | Eva & Franco Mattes

Vaticano.org (1998)

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0100101110101101.ORG | Eva & Franco Mattes

Nike Ground (2003)

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Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico, UBERMORGEN.COM

Amazon Noir (2006)

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Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico, UBERMORGEN.COM

GWEI | Google Will Eat Itself (2005)

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etoy

The Digital Hijack (1996)

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etoy

Toywar (1999)

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Salvatore Iaconesi | Oriana Persico

REFF | romaeuropa.org (2009)

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Pete Ippel

oBay (2006)

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Les Liens Invisibles

Liberté, Egalité, Volonté :: The Blasfemous Art Riot (2007)

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Les Liens Invisibles

Seppukoo (2009)

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Moddr_

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine (2009)

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®TMark

GWBush.com (1999)

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Cornelia Sollfrank

I DON’T KNOW (1968/2006)

Conversation between Andy Warhol and Cornelia Sollfrank

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The Yes Men

The legendary BBC Bhopal Hoax (2004)

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UBERMORGEN.COM

The Injunction Generator (2003)

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