In 2010, Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, ccAustralia and etcc project coordinators Benjamin Reeve, Skye Reeve and Elliott Bledsoe received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Commons Catalyst Grants. The succesful application pitched for a touring remixable art exhibition that explored ideas of creation and appropriation in the visual arts sector.
The following year, etcc hosted three consecutive exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne featuring a body of new works that explored the realities of copyright in the visual arts. Each artist took Creative Commons licensed images, created new work based on those images, and in turn licensed their own image for others to remix – legally. Through this process, the project utilized emerging copyright practices to demonstrate new models of distribution, collaboration and commerce. The project also illustrated the notion that many works are derivative in nature.
You can check out the artwork and read more about the etcc project, which has been documented on the project website http://etcc.tv/.Image: “The Hungry Beast” by Cezary Stulgis. Metal Sculpture. 2011, licensed under CC BY 3.0 Licence.