The Etc Exhibition featured a body of new works exploring the realities of copyright in the visual arts.
The creative community is changing; a culture is emerging allowing artists to appropriate, integrate and remix each other’s work. But coupled with these notions of inspiration and freedom to create are issues of piracy, legal licensing and artistic ownership.
The Etc Exhibition took the debate and slammed it right on the gallery wall with each artist creating a work that is both recycled and recyclable. Each work recycles licensed Creative Commons images, and is in turn licensed for others to remix, legally. What results is an interactive process that highlights how most art is derivative in nature, while questioning the ramifications of this on the artistic community.
Artists featured included Beastman, Ben Frost, Benjamin Reeve, Numskull, Maricor Marica, MiniGraff, Phibs and Rena Littleson.
Beastman, Ben Frost, Benjamin Reeve, Numskull, Maricor Marica, MiniGraff, Phibs, Rena Littleson