Project: Constant_V

Death will not tear us apart

In the course of 1948, the lives of the authors Sergej Eisenstein, Marie-Elisabeth Belpaire, Jacques Feyder, Cissy van Marxveldt and many others came to an end. Seventy years later, in 2019, the intellectual property protection on their oeuvre expires. Finally, their works enter the Public Domain and are from now on available for reuse for everyone.

Together with Nova Cinema and Plus-tôt Te laat, Constant celebrates this synchronous demise and resurrection with a blasphemous collage, a vitrine filled with projections-on-projections, re-drawings and remixes. This gothic edition of Constant_V revives the works in ways we could not have imagined without the freedom to use, copy, interpret and reproduce their respective oeuvres.

Opening: Thursday 24 January at 18:00

A seminar on copyright on January, 21st + a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on January, 26th will take place in the Royal Library of Belgium; on April, 20th a performative film-projection in Nova Cinema.
For the evening in Nova cinema, your remixes of Feyder, Griffith and/or Eisenstein are welcome! Contact Mariette before 15/01: mariette@collectifs.net

These activities take place in the context of Public Domain Day 2019, organised by PACKED vzw in collaboration with Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Constant, Plus-tôt Te laat en Cinema Nova.

More about the full programme on PACKED website


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