Sunday, April 30, 1995

Achtung Baby!

Media Snatchers of the 90s: Baldwin's Sonic Outlaws & Negativland Videos

San Francisco Art Institute

Negativland is a 4-person electronic music ensemble that has developed a vast underground audience for pop-cultural critiques that have pushed copyright laws beyond their limits. Two weeks after releasing a parody of rock superstars U2, Island Records filed a massive suit which effectively censored the piece. Tonight Craig Baldwin will show Sonic Outlaws, a dense mosaic on copyright-infringement stemming from his investigation into the infamous Negativland-U2 suit, members of Negativland will present their most recent videos and CD/book publication Fair Use, and all will answer questions and discuss issues of media piracy.