November 13, 2007 - Iaspis - Who Makes and Owns Your Work?
November 13, 2007

Who Makes and Owns Your Work?

WHO MAKES AND OWNS YOUR WORK?

17 November 2007 12:30-23:00
Årsta Folkets Hus

Multipart event in Stockholm on sharing, distribution and intellectual property

www.whomakesandownsyourwork.org

www.iaspis.com

Who owns the rights to artistic work in today’s information-based economy? How can one as an artist or producer of culture position oneself in relation to the existing regimes of copyright and the distribution of material and non-material products?

The project Who Makes and Owns Your Work has grown out of a year-long discussion held during the Open Content meetings which centred on ownership, distribution and forms of sharing within contemporary cultural and knowledge production. Through monthly meetings hosted by different organisations and a dedicated Wiki site www.whomakesandownsyourwork.org the project has evolved to test conceptual and political implications of openness foregrounding specific proposals made by a loose network of artists and other cultural producers. The project was initiated in the autumn of 2006 by Maria Lind and Robert Stasinski, Iaspis together with London based artist Marysia Lewandowska currently a professor at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and Stockholm based artists Goldin+Senneby.

Join us for the following presentations:

- Public consultation event. Discussion of the current copyright debate led by Dr. Jaime Stapleton,
Associate Research Fellow of the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, and Anna Eineborg, artist, Stockholm. Participants: Marianne Levin, professor of intellectual property law, Stockholm University; Rasmus Fleischer, Ph.D. candidate at Södertörn University College and co-founder of the Bureau of Piracy; Mats Lindberg, managing director of BUS, Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden.

-The Missing Link, new edition of Jan Lööf’s children’s book, The Tale of the Red Apple (Sagan om det röda applet) upgraded by artist Dorinel Marc.

- Opening the Open, a new thematic issue of the Geist, Swedish based art magazine, addressing the concept of openness in relation to the Swedish law concerning statutory right of access to private land. Organised by Andjeas Ejiksson, Fredrik Ehlin and Oscar Mangione. www.geist.se

- Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) present a live electronic set including performances by Per Åhlund and Mathias Josefson (Fylkingen). Plus release of new CD Clips, Blips and Loops featuring out-of-copyright sound recordings and new copyleft remixes. www.openmusicarchive.org

- Men’s and Women’s Club. Web based project by Konstfack students Sara Wolfert, Maria Lagergren and Lina Persdotter.

- Self-reflexive history is a self-reflexive process of writing the history of the WMAOYW initiative, based on a dialectic process organised by the artist Saskia Holmkvist.

- Film Screening and discussion by artists Andreas Mangione and Palle Torsson, Rasmus Fleischer, PhD candidate in Contemporary History and the Filmklubben.

- Seeders and Lurkers. In dialogue with different organizations working to encourage participation and sharing of knowledge online, a collection of recommendation and advices was put together. Organised by Magnus Liistamo.

- A project with Art In The Public Realm. MA stundents at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design; Cameron MacLeod, Kjersti Vetterstad, Randi Grov Berger, Ulrika Casselbrant, Therese Kristiansson. Organised by Marysia Lewandowska, artist and professor Konstfack, Andrea Creutz, artist and senior lecturer at Konstfack, Per Hasselberg, artist and founder of Konsthall C.

- Student projects by Konstfack

- Untitled (conceptual artist) (2001) by Hinrich Sachs

- The Employed Among Us by Michele Masucci

- Therese Kristiansson presents: Stockholm Green Map

- Audio/visual documentation by Tomas Nygren

Funded by: Iaspis, Konstnärsnämnden, Konstfack and ABF

For more information:

www.whomakesandownsyourwork.org

www.iaspis.com

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