2017 ~ Sunday February 12: ROAMING ASSEMBLY #11 ~ THE STRANGE CASE OF THE CASE: ‘Assembly (The Strange Case of the Case)' ~ Lecture performance by Agency
Assembly (The Strange Case of the Case)
For Assembly (The Strange Case of the Case), Agency calls forth one “thing” from its “list”, speculating on the question: “What if 'objective' things become mutually included within artistic practices?” Copyright protects original and not common “works”. Thing 001029 (Letty Lynton) will convene an assembly at DAI in order to bear witness. It concerns a controversy between the theater makers Edward Sheldon and Margaret Ayer Barnes and the film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about the film Letty Lynton. During the 1936 court case Sheldon and Barnes v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the Court of Appeal in London Judge Hand had to decide if the film Letty Lynton used the judgment of the Madeleine Smith criminal trial in Scotland in the public domain or the script of the play Dishonored Lady, which was based on that criminal trial, by Sheldon and Barnes.