Through A Glass Darkly

2008

Over 100 of the most popular war films edited into a chronologically-correct survey of landscapes of conflict, at least according to Hollywood. Read also: Statement on fair use and list of past screenings.

Statement on Fair Use

The limited use of copyrighted material in this work is allowed under the fair use exception because it is at once commentary, criticism, research, and scholarship. Further, my work meets or exceeds all four factors of analysis used by the U.S. Supreme Court to determine cases of fair use:

  1. The purpose and character of my work is to achieve knowledge within the arts and additional scholarly fields.
  2. The previously published copyrighted works were used because they depict historical events.
  3. The amount of each film used in my work is limited to just a few seconds, enough to reference the film itself for the purpose of criticism.
  4. Finally, the effect of my work on potential markets is the most telling. Because my work depicts such a small amount of each film, viewers would have to purchase or rent the original to appreciate the entire narrative. Therefor my work has the potential to increase the attention, appreciation, and thus profit, of the original works, not the opposite as any copyright holder would have to demonstrate.
References
Screenings
2011
  • Geographical and Social Landscapes of Conflict, Both Real and Perceived in conjunction with the exhibition, The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, Flux Factory, Long Island City, Queens, New York
  • VIDEOGUD 2011, Kultur i länet, Uppsala, Sweden
2010
  • The Americans, Holzhauer Gallery, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL
2008
  • Through A Glass Darkly, compactspace:storespace, Los Angeles, CA
  • Active Duty: New Work by Owen Mundy, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

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Through A Glass Darkly: Epilogue
military, film, history