This is the premiere screening of SAW Videos national media art commissioning project, Public Domain, which brings seven artists from across Canada to Ottawa to create contemporary video works drawn from the traces of the past.
Launched in June 2009, Public Domain is the first commissioning project of this scope undertaken by SAW Video, and the first of its kind in Canada.
With the support of a grant from the Canada Council Media Arts Commissioning program, SAW Video commissioned seven accomplished media artists working in Canada to create new video works using public domain films and videos footage in the Film/Video/Sound Collection of the Library and Archives Canada. The result is Public Domain, a programme of six new videos which, after its premiere in Ottawa on June 23rd, will tour across North America and Europe in 2011.
For more info on Public Domain, visit www.sawvideo.com/publicdomain