Jason "textfiles.com" Scott sez, "Negativland, pioneers in everything from mash-up music to copyfighting, and co-authors of portions of the Creative Commons, are having a 25 year retrospective in New York City starting this Friday, September 9th, at the Gigcantic Artspace. The "theme" is a twisted, insane theme park of Negativland creations both old and new, and if you're within a few hundred miles you have no excuse not to go. As a bonus, pretty much all the members will be there for a reception this Friday."
Viewers will find appropriations of Disney ventures - such as a reconfigured Lincoln from the Hall of Presidents, and a video remix of the Little Mermaid, merged with the angry telephone recording of a Disney studio executive. Anecdotes about the media and entertainment industries are expressed in such work as the discovery of "Howland Island," and ideas of approaching stores such as Petco as an art supplies depot. Other work includes a set of limited edition prints from Negativland's 2002 "Death Sentences" project.Link (Thanks, Jason!)