9 NOV round table

The Creative Commons within the Arts

Round table discussion with Ele Carpenter (Embroidered Digital Commons) (TBC), and Eileen Simpson & Ben White (Open Music Archive)

9 November 5-7pm
@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London
Free to attend RSVP

A roundtable discussion about the creative commons and the arts based on the projects Open Music Archive, initiated by artists Ben White & Eileen Simpson and the Embroidered Digital Commons (2007-2013), an internationally distributed embroidery of the text 'A Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons' written by the Raqs Media Collective (2003).

The Embroidered Digital Commons @ VBKÖ, 2011 photo by Carla Cruz

Ele Carpenter is a curator, artist and writer, and lecturer in the MFA Curating program at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Eileen Simpson and Ben White work at the intersection of art, music and information networks, and seek to challenge conventional mechanisms for the authorship, ownership and distribution of culture. Their ongoing project Open Music Archive is an initiative to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings and is a vehicle for collaborative projects exploring the material’s potential for reuse.

Recent projects include include The Brilliant and the Dark at VBKÖ Vienna (2012) and The Women's Library London (2010), Song Division at Camden Arts Centre (2011), Struggle in Jerash at Gasworks London / Makan Amman (2010), Parallel Anthology at the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010), Free-to-air at ICA London (2008) and Cornerhouse Manchester (2007). www.openmusicarchive.org/projects