Media Arts Program
 


Saturday, April 8, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The Experimental Television Center and Central New York Programmers Group

ADVENTURES IN ILLEGAL ART: CREATIVE MEDIA RESISTANCE AND NEGATIVLAND

Presented at:
Hallwalls

Mark Hosler presents
ADVENTURES IN ILLEGAL ART:
CREATIVE MEDIA RESISTANCE AND NEGATIVLAND

ARTIST IN PERSON

Co-sponsored by the Experimental TV Center and the Central New York Programmer's Group.

Mark Hosler, a founding member of Negativland, will be in person to present a series of short videos that covers issues of media-literacy, creative and humorous anti-corporate art/activism, the role of advertising and corporate power in our lives, intellectual property issues, and the evolution of art, law and resistance in a media saturated multi-national world.

Since 1980, Negativland has created records, video, radio and live performance by appropriating sound, image and text. Mining and repurposing corporate mass culture, Negativland re-arranges cultural fragments to change their original intentions into new, unexpected meanings. As a result of their provocative oppositional cultural politics and "culture jamming" (a term they coined in 1984), Negativland has been sued twice for copyright infringement. Since 1991, they have emerged as one of the major public voices arguing for fair use, aggressively advocating for significant reform of U.S. copyright law. As a member of Negativland, Hosler has co-authored many articles on copyright and intellectual property issues for Billboard Magazine, Keyboard Magazine, College Music Journal, NYU Law Commentator and others. He has lectured widely at universities and festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Most recently, he was the keynote speaker at the 2004 Allied Media Conference and the closing night speaker at 2005 "Collage as Cultural Practice" at the University of Iowa. Hosler was also featured at the Regional Conference to End Corporate Dominance in Oregon and the Conference On The Public Domain at Duke University. A media activist as well as an audio and visual artist, Hosler has collaborated widely with a variety of indy media makers to create music videos as well as live events that critique corporate culture, including working on alternative events to counter the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.


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