Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland
A 90 minute film and storytelling presentation by Mark Hosler, founding member of Negativland, with Q and A to follow. No lawyers were harmed in the making of this event!
Solar Culture Gallery
April 13, 2007
Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.
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CREATIVE MEDIA RESISTANCE AND NEGATIVLAND
Pranks, media hoaxes, media literacy, the art of collage, creative activism in a media saturated multi-national world, file sharing, intellectual property issues, evolving notions of art and ownership and law in a digital age, artistic and funny critiques of mass media and
culture, so-called culture jamming (a term coined by Negativland way back in 1984).... even if you've never heard of Negativland, if you are interested in any of these issues youre sure to find this funny and inspiring presentation worth your time and attention.
Is Negativland a band? Media hoaxers? Activists? Musicians? Filmmakers? Culture jammers? An inspiration for the unwashed many? A nuisance for the corporate few? Decide for yourself in this presentation that uses films and stories to illustrate the many
creative projects, hoaxes, pranks and "culture jamming" that Negativland has been doing since 1980.
Most famous for getting sued for their U2 single, Negativland have had many years of fun being a thorn in the side of the corporate media and entertainment biz. Theyve released a gazillion CDs, do occasional tours, make little movies, and were the subject of filmmaker Craig Baldwins 1995 feature film SONIC OUTLAWS.
Negativland isn't just some group of merry pranksters; its art is about tearing apart and reassembling found images to create new ones, in an attempt to make social, political and artistic statements. Hilarious and chilling.
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