Antoine Defoort [FR]
Un faible degré d'originalité ('A low threshold of originality') is a lecture-in-progress on the thorny issue of intellectual property in the field of artistic creation. It will be developed through serious efforts of rigor and documentation, tempered by a few thematic digressions, more like a Sunday afternoon with friends than a law school seminar. The idea is to draw up an inventory of the legislation and history of copyright and joyfully brainstorm about the issues and societal implications at hand. Roughly speaking & to summarize, my goal is to ensure that this lecture is:
Un faible degré d'originalité
- and nevertheless a bit thrilling.
It should be noted that the area of intersection between these characteristics is quite narrow.
Antoine Defoort is perhaps the most dadaist creature wandering European stages today. Over the last eight years, Lisbon audiences have been able to follow (insofar as it is possible) the meanderings of this restless mind, in performances such as &&&&& & &&&, Cheval, and Germinal (and, tangentially, Il y a des règles!). Defoort uses and abuses humor to destabilize the status quo, never shying away from big questions. In Un faible degré d'originalité, he takes aim at the concept of artistic property. Or what The Umbrellas of Cherbourg might have to do with Kendrick Lamar.