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Good Hello Forklifters. In this announcement you will find–
1. RADICAL ART
1. RADICAL ART
Negativland's Don Joyce, when asked if the members of Negativland thought they were still making "radical" art: "Who among us is saying that we were ever radical? We're the restoration department in a museum of antique sample sprinkling techniques. Maybe we can get a grant."
2. DICK VAUGHN TO STAGE A COMEBACK FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!
New NEGATIVLAND double CD release available from Negativmailorderland-
Negativland is at last re-issuing on Seeland one of the final "lost" items from our back catalog- OVER THE EDGE, VOL. 4: DICK VAUGHN'S MORIBUND MUSIC OF THE 70's. This was initially a cassette-only release on SST Records (back in 1990), and ran 95 minutes. Now we've gone back to the vaults and re-edited and expanded it into a massive 155-minute 2-CD set! Originally consisting of two of the ill-fated nostalgia music DJ's big broadcasts, "The California Superstation" and "Moribund Music of the 70's", this vastly expanded version features material dating from both before AND after his tragic death (which, in a typically un-timely bit of bad taste, was in an actual airplane crash). We've un-earthed lot's more of Dick's prank phone calls, off-air MORIBUND survey's, as well as Negativland's live and radio tributes to Dick after his death. Dick was truly ahead of his time and this release will cement his shoes in the celebrity walk of life once and for all.
Price - USA / Canada - $17.50. Europe/Mexico - $20.50. Elsewhere - $22.00.
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Please note our new mailing address. The old address in Concord is gone for good. This price includes postage within the USA.
3. CONFERENCE ON THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, DUKE UNIVERSITY
On November 9-11 at Duke University in North Carolina will be held the first ever CONFERENCE ON THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. This event brings to together a lot of amazing folks in the progressive intellectual property world - lawyers, professors, academics, activists and artists to discus notions of the public domain and how it is being eroded by corporately driven applications of copyright law. A lot of great movers and shaker in the Int Prop world will be there, and Negativland is very flattered to have been invited to participate. Check out their web site for more info - http://www.law.duke.edu/pd
Mark Hosler of Negativland will be part of a panel on November 9th - "A State of the Public Domain Report." Mark will be presenting a definitive new 10,000 word essay/manifesto Negativland has written on the current aesthetics and politics of appropriationist art and the role of the public domain in the digital age.
The conference is being webcast. Those back home can watch live at http://www.law.duke.edu/webcast/pd.ram The webcast will also be archived on the website.
Here's more about the conference taken from their web site-
Info on the CONFERENCE ON THE PUBLIC DOMAIN from their website -
4. NEWS AND VIEWS ON OUR NEW "WAR" IN AFGHANISTAN
Gunther Grass once said: "The first job of a citizen is to keep your mouth open."
Here’s two great websites to check out for up to date alternative views on what passes for new s these days –