Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, will be giving a reading at 12.30pm tomorrow, 3 November 2010 at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, L1/147 Cuba St, Wellington. The reading is from the Casco Issues: Past Imperfect, as part of the current exhibition Charming the Snake of Reason, curated by Marnie Slater. The piece is a witty investigation of Bill Gates and his hypocrisy in relation to open content, Microsoft, and Gates’ subsequent corporation - Corbis – a large digital rights-holding company.
Past Imperfect (ongoing) is a publication designed by Wil Holder, and is the result of research by Bik van der Pol with Lisette Smits and Wil Holder. It explores the relations between the radical output of the conceptual art of the ‘60s and ’70s and everyday life, gradually moving on to include how radical ideas from the past are linked to those of today. In all corners of life – politics, literature, intelligence, science – radical actions, even if they seem to have disappeared in oblivion, influence and shape the public arena.