Fair & Used

Fair & Used takes its name from from the limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders.

The artists in this exhibition have all, in one way or another, taken advantage of this to create original video works from a 'remix' of an existing source. 'Remix' is defined loosely to include original audio w/ only video edits, audio+video remixes, mashups, chopped and screwed clips, or any type of music/video experiment.

Featured artists include:

Jakob Anckarsvärd
Osvaldo Cibils
Austin Dickson
Dan Flanagan
Yoshi Sodeoka
Mathew Thompson
Bartholomäus Traubeck
Ryan Watkins-Hughes w/ Rea McNamara

Exhibition dates: September 8th - October 7th, 2012
@ The Front, New Orleans, LA.

We received a number of amazing submissions. Please see the selected works below.

Dan Flanagan


Hopeless / / Completely Screwed from Ryan Watkins-Hughes on Vimeo.

"All Diana Ross’ Love"

An homage to Diana Ross

by Jakob Anckarsvärd


A collision of this music video and the physical embodiment of the ill’s of the information age. 

N°2 installation on monitor from osvaldo cibils on Vimeo.

monitor 51 x 32 centimeters, Sony TCM-16 Pressman Portable Cassette Recorder, drawings graphite 0.5 B on paper on amorphous object, printed drawings, osvaldo cibils name 7 times with stamp rubber on paper, photo profil on plastic cup, adhesive tape, two video performances, slide show photos art gallery, digital animation, speaker boxes, images background on the wall and soundart softwares field recordings. osvaldo cibils yo project installation on monitor N°2 18 june 2012.

osvaldo cibils

w:  http://osvaldocibils.com

This video shows oppositional menial ownership measured against in installation.  It is a work meant to be shown, as it is here, in projection.  The two video-image screens are projected upon two actual screens affixed to the wall.

The audio in this documentation is the audio which plays in headphones (in this case) provided in the installation.  In other words, the white noise is in the audio track of the work itself, not incidental noise recorded during documentation.

The audio is a combination of two kinds of sounds: the sounds of a specific cut of five source videos and the sounds of objects recorded in my studio.  It is a cacophony punctuated with snippets of melody and speech – a kind of concrete music.  More information about the content of the images and sounds is provided in the video’s description on You Tube. 

Let It Bleed (Left) Let It Be (Right), The Stones And The Beatles Getting Tweaked At The Same Time (2008)


The entire track is constructed out of two of the most well-known songs in the history of music, Let It Be by Beatles and Let It Bleed by Rolling Stones. Each track was sliced up into small pieces and rearranged. Let It Be is panned on the right channel, Let It Bleed is panned on the left channel.

From Wikipedia:

"Many believe that this song (Let It Bleed) was a take on the Beatles’ album Let It Be. The titles are very similar, and there was a running history of the Stones and the Beatles tweaking each other. The Stone’s Let It Bleed was released months before Let it Be, but it should be noted that most of the songs from Let it Be had been recorded earlier than most of the songs in Let It Bleed, and was a known project."

Yoshi Sodeoka is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Yokohama, Japan, who’s lived and worked in New York for more than two decades. “Sodeoka’s psychedelic video art—informed by his background as a painter, punk rocker, and electronic musician—is a dystopian clash of noise and beatitude.” Sodeoka’s projects have been shown all over the world, from London’s Tate Britain, New York City’s Deitch Projects, Paris’ Festival Némo, Edinburgh’s MU, São Paulo’s Rojo Nova, Barcelona’s OFFF, Baltimore Museum of Art, London’s OneDotZero, Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Haifa Museum Israel, Berlin’s Transmediale, Poland’s Krakow Film Festival, Whitney Museum of American Art Artport.

A music video almost entirely made in Google Earth.