In 2004, artists and activists in Montreal, fed up with art as a commodity and a culture for sale came together to form the first infringement festival. Put together in under three months and featuring over 25 local, national and international performers, the festival’s success made it clear that something wasn’t right with the way things were going and it was time to infringe… Since that time, the festival in Montreal has grown and spread to other communities around the world like Buffalo (happy sixth anniversary), Regina, Ottawa, and even Bordeaux, France in 2006. Earlier this year, Brooklyn, NY held its first infringement and plans are already underway for next year. Despite it’s growth, the infringement has stayed true to it’s mandate to oppose the corporate takeover of culture and create a space for local and out of town critical artists to meet, collaborate and, above all, play. Now, it’s Hamilton’s turn, so the infringement is once again welcoming anyone who wants to artistically infringe on the monoculture: theatre troupes and performers, musicians and bands, visual artists, flim and video makers, street performers, culture-jammers and more.
Be a part of Hamilton history.
Be a part of the infringement festival !!!
October 7-11, 2010