Art for George Lucas / John Michael Boling (2009)
During the 2009 festival a marathon surfing session aimed to unearth every possible manner of unauthorized Star Wars related cultural production that exists on the internet – fanart, fanfiction, amateur costume, remakes, tributes, remixes and mash-ups. In an antagonistic gesture towards George Lucas’ trigger-happy approach to pursuing even the most benign instances of copyright infringement, the collection touches on the ambiguity of fair use laws as well as visualizing the useless struggle any content owner faces in the networked world.
John Michael Boling (b. 1983, USA), is an artist and internet user living in Athens, GA. He was born in 1983 in Rome, GA. He is the creator of http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/and was a founding member of http://www.nastynets.com.