Deadline: December 10, 2005; Source: Linda Montano
A GRATIS project for the Sevilla Entre Culturas Festival
Centro de Arte de Sevilla
December 28, 2005 – January 12, 2006
COME JUMP INTO THE SAME RIVER TWICE WITH US!
Your are invited to participate in COPILANDIA, a public art intervention sponsored by the Centro de Arte de Sevilla (CAS) for the arts festival "Sevilla Entre Culturas" [Seville, Between Cultures] in Sevilla, Spain from December 28, 2005 to January 12, 2006.
COPILANDIA is a copyright-free island, floating on a boat in the Guadalquivir River. Equipped with art materials, copiers of all media, computers and sound systems, COPILANDIA will multiply, disseminate and celebrate art that explores the free exchange of communication "between cultures."
Imagining the dissolution of intellectual property as an art medium, COPILANDIA is a collective project of cultural recombination that celebrates the copy and gift economy. As a temporary autonomous zone in this urban festival, it promotes the transgression of all cultural frontiers that limit and fetter the free circulation of art and ideas.
Your contribution may take any form (analog or digital; prints, photos, sculpture, painting, mail art, poetry, music, video, photography, etc (jpeg, mp3, PAL formats preferred) as long as it is portable and easily reproduced (please include a brief bio for press purposes). All works will be exhibited and numerous public workshops will set the ship's cargo into motion in order to inspire the artists and audience to merge together in a shared, collective experience.
As a participant you will become a member of GRATIS, a collective formed in 1994 by Victoria Gil, Kirby Gookin, Federico Guzmán and Robin Kahn to create Isla Del Copyright (Bilbao, 1995), Copiacabana (Guadiana River, Badajoz 1996) and other copyright free public projects on both sides of the Atlantic.
Send your contributions to Robin Kahn and Kirby Gookin at 114 Mercer St. #9, New York, NY 10012 (212-431-4571) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
DEADLINE: December 10, 2005