I Am The Law

Legal documents and art:

Mel Ramsden’s Guaranteed Paintings.

Angela Bulloch’s Rules Series.

Carey Young’s Disclaimers.

I love all these works, but Young’s disclaimers are for me the most artistic because they involve negative space. They were exhibited at the Moore centre, their creation of form through negative space makes them appropriately sculptural.

I wanted to do some indemnified paintings, but I think using licenses themselves, as assisted readymades could be more interesting. CC-*, FDL, OGL. It would be good to do the Gödel thing of encoding a contradictory message using the license, ironising it. It would be even better to encode a meta-message, also Gödel-style.

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