NEGATIVLAND: Adventures in Illegal Art

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Date/Time: 29/09/2006 12:00 am

* Performative Lecture
NEGATIVLAND: Adventures in Illegal Art
A Performance by Mark Hosler
Friday, September 29, 2006 – 7:00 p.m.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty,
staff and alumni with valid ID
Of mythical stature in the worlds of music, performance and law,
Negativland comes to New York with a film/performance/lecture
presentation by one of its four members, co-founder Mark Hosler.
Negativland bills itself as a “goofy yet serious artist/activist
collective of filmmakers, culture jammers, and musicians, in short an
unhealthy mix of John Cage, Pink Floyd, Abbie Hoffman, 1970’s German
electronic music, and old school punk rock attitude.” For over two
decades, Negativland has not just touched on critical issues but has
actually provoked (and in court defended) them: concepts that are today
very much in the public eye such as intellectual property issues, file
sharing, media literacy, the art of collage, creative activism in a
media-saturated multinational world, evolving notions of art and
ownership, and law in a digital age. Adventures in Illegal Art features
Mark Hosler as the enigmatic anchor showing Negativland’s films in a
video formatted lecture that is engaging, provocative as well as
thoughtful. Negativland becomes a subliminal culture sampling service
concerned with making art about everything we aren’t supposed to
Mark Hosler, founding member of Negativland, artist, activist
* This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center’s program
cycle on “The Public Domain.”
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