Monday, June 18, 2018

LUZ DEL DÍA: Copyrighting the Light of Day

Stephanie Mercedes's, Luz de Dia project (2017).

Stephanie Mercedes’s, Luz de Dia project (2017).

Artist Stephanie Mercedes takes on Argentina’s attempt to use copyright law to censor speech. In response to the Argentine Bill No. 2517-D-2015 that would erase all photographic remnants of the Dirty War from public access, artist Stephanie Mercedes attempts to preserve the archive by copyrighting “the light of day” of each image. Negatives and altered photographs displayed on light boxes will show the process of preserving the archive. Mercedes is a 2016 alumna of The Art & Law Program.

The exhibition opens tomorrow at the Flower City Arts Center and closes on March 31.


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