RE/Mixed Media Festival 2010

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Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

Submitted by RE/Mixed Media Festival festival producer Tom Tenney:

RE/Mixed Media Festival 2010, Sunday, May 30, 2010

2 PM – Midnight “¢ FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn NY 11201 “¢ “¢
GENERAL INFO: 530-330-LOFI (5634)

In the past decade, digital hardware and software has allowed artists and consumers access to media-creating tools previously only available to professionals. The result has been not only an explosion of user-generated media, but an explosion of creativity as well. Artists began applying remixing and mashup techniques borrowed from the music world, to digital video and film, creating new works of art using elements from other sources.

The art of remixing is now considered acceptable after being practiced for three decades in music, while artists remixing appropriated video and film are subject to lawsuits. We believe it”™s time that the same legitimacy granted to music be granted to the visual arts as well.

The RE/Mixed Media Festival is our way of contributing to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it. While there are numerous events addressing these issues, they are usually discussion-based, featuring lectures and panel discussions about policy. We believe that one of the best ways to make the general public aware of these types of issues is by demonstrating all the types of art and culture that remix touches. To that end, on May 30th we will transform Galapagos into a multimedia art space for a full day/evening.

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