2019, Sun, Nov 24

Howie Lee in conversation with Antonio Roberts

Video still | © Antonio Roberts

Video still | © Antonio Roberts

If you don’t believe in concepts like creativity and originality, are claims to authorship and copyright still relevant? The copying and counterfeiting culture is one of the most well known clichés about China; copyright laws have been in force there since 1990. But in fact, the copyright-based creative industry has become a major economic factor and the trade in creative goods is growing exponentially in China. On the day after his concert, the DJ, music producer and video artist Howie Lee talks with artist, curator and algoraver Antonio Roberts about creative practice, authorship in the age of digital technology and the “Chinese Dream.”