Tuesday, October 12, 2010

String theory

Click here to watch the video. A swaying, dancing, prancing work based on the simplest premise - all creative work is derivative. Photographed and animated by Nina Paley. Music by Todd Michaelsen. Read more about their QuestionCopyright Project here. And, unconnectedly, a special note of admiration for what is surely one of the curviest, sexiest, most graceful female forms in world art: the Chola Parvati.

3 comments:

indisch said...

Does it automatically mean then that 'creative work' never had a beginning and was always transpiring?

Shamit Bagchi said...

I know it is a naive question - but for survival and other non-trivial aspects of an artist or photographer - what about the money and IP protection?

amruta patil said...

shamit, you ask this question of a completely wrong person. for most things, i veer steeply in the direction of copyleft; IP is an odd, entertaining notion; and the bank balance has always been modest, but tended to by providence.