etcc is a series of exhibitions that are remixed and remixable – legally. In 2011 etcc will host three consecutive exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne featuring a body of new works that explore the realities of copyright in the visual arts. By hanging the polarized copyright debate on the gallery wall the works challenge piracy, appropriation, inspiration, legal licensing and the freedom to create.
Each artist will take Creative Commons licensed images, create a new work based on those images, and in turn license their image for others to remix – legally. Through this process, the project utilizes emerging copyright practices to demonstrate new models of distribution, collaboration and commerce.
etcc invites artists to look at ways to legally reuse work and encourages the creative community to better understand both their inherent rights and potential alternatives to the blanket of “all rights reserved” copyright law. The audience is also asked to appreciate the artistic process where one creation is transformed into something entirely new whether obviously or conceptually; all playing with the notion that most works are derivative in nature.
I’m really excited about my piece I’m creating for this show. It’s mostly thanks to the inspiration image (above) I’ve chosen to remix. Its from Danielle Helm. You can visit her Flickr page here. I’ve felt a strong need to create an image with a girl wearing a mask. Not sure why. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been feeling like hiding away from the world lately. Maybe there is a subconscious connection! So here’s my final piece… “Wherefore Art Thou” (sorry for the bad phone photos, I’ll share a high res scan of it soon)
Sydney – Opening night Friday 13th May 6-9pm aMBUSH Gallery, 4 James Street, Waterloo.
Brisbane – Shooting Gallery in Spring Hill.
Melbourne - Rancho Notorious.
EDIT: Here are some photos from the show…
Work in progress of my cap.
Just Another Agency is bringing back everyone’s favourite Trucker Cap exhibition ‘Get Trucked’ at No Vacancy.
Get Trucked is an annual group exhibition featuring customised trucker caps. Where artists of different styles and mediums donate their time to create originals works on the caps which are then sold with all proceeds going to help raise money for Cancer Awareness. (Here you can see images from past events on Get Trucked’s Flickr)
This year they have chosen Camp Quality as their charity to support. Camp Quality is the children’s family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children and families affected by cancer through fun therapy. All caps will be priced at $60.
Featuring - 23rd Key – Aida Sabic – Aramas – Ash Nolan – Askem – Ashlee Duggan – Bec Winnel – Beccy Brown – Caitlin Rigby – Cam Scale – Cuz – Does – Drypnz – Dvate – EW- Ethics – Fat Ankle – Gary Seaman – Georg Whelan – George Nova – Heesco – Isis – Jack Douglas – Jessica Singh – Joske – Jumble – Just Alice – Kaitlin Beckett – Ken Taylor – Matt Dunn – Marine – Mike Watt – Nate Holmes Trapnell – Nathaniel Eckstrom – Pierre Lloga – Rebecca Murphy – Sear – Shida – Sirum – Stopem – Viet My – Zoran Nova & More!
Opening night 12th May 6-9pm @ No Vacancy Project Gallery (Federation Square) and runs from 8th-15th May.