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Public Domain (Invited chapter in a Book)

Cook, Sarah (2011) Public Domain (Invited chapter in a Book). In: Public Domain. SAW Video, Canada. ISBN 978-0-9877174-0-1

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Research Content: An investigation of artist’s use of copyright-free content in the creation of new works distributed online and offline.
The residency was the first for the established artist-run organisation to engage a joint researcher, art historian, theorist and writer, and their first substantial bilingual publication. The project involved new commissions from 7 artists of six new single channel works created in partnership with Library and Archives Canada, the national repository. The research concerned marking the changing landscape of copy-left creative production and the role of both open access and closed databases of moving image work online in the creation of new work, and the national geographically designated legal boundaries of artistic reuse.
The Guggenheim Museum partnership with YouTube was the first to address online video at an international level with physically-sited exhibitions of the selected works at all four Guggenheim museums at the same time. The accompanying online blog edited by the Guggenheim was widely read and cited including contributions from internationally recognised artists and theorists such as Dara Birnbaum, Maria Fusco, Michael Connor, Mike Sperlinger, Ryan Trecartin and others.

Cook, Sarah (2011) “SBJDSC” In: Penny McCann (ed.) Public Domain. Ottawa: SAW Video. In French and English. Edited by Emily Falvey; Translation: Marie-Claire Forté; Foreword by Penny McCann; Introduction by Caroline Forcier-Holloway;
Essays and Photo Essays by Mireille Bourgeois, Sarah Cook, Sara Angelucci, Maureen Bradley, Gennaro de Pasquale, Steve Reinke, Ryan Stec & Véronique Couillard, Suzan Vachon

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Depositing User: Ashleigh Little


Item ID: 3671
ISBN: 978-0-9877174-0-1
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 11:13
Last Modified: 03 May 2013 09:40


Author: Sarah Cook

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Institute of Arts and Creative Industries > Art and Design Workstream


Design > Electronic Media

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