Friday, February 26, 2010

"Our Time to Shine"

Performance Art Criticizes VANOC Trademarking of Common Words

Saturday, February 27, 12 noon, Granville Island Public Market

This Saturday Alexandra Phillips will enact "Our Time to Shine" a
live performance critical of VANOC's trademarking of common words.
Standing beneath a transparent umbrella emblazoned with
the words "FREE SPEECH ZONE," the artist will utter the long
list of ordinary words such as "winter" and "games" that
the Vancouver Organizing Committee has trademarked for its own use.

The performance challenges VANOC's
special exemption from the trademark laws that overrides Canadian's
constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

Multi-disciplinary artist Alexandra Phillips is an Associate
Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

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