Jeremy Bailey, Patent Drawing #6, India ink on paper, 2013, Courtesy of Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

Jeremy Bailey
*1979 in Toronto

lives in Toronto

"Contemporary debates around patent law, sparked by lawsuits among major consumer technology companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung, bring to light crucial issues affecting artists, entrepreneurs, and consumers alike. One such issue, arguably the most pressing, is whether the patent industry inhibits, rather than nurtures, innovation; another relates to the new modes of physical behaviour, related to touch and interaction, that corporations seek to own. Jeremy Bailey’s patents satirize these complex issues by creating patents for the artist’s performance works—each one a genuine innovation of augmented reality that is, simultaneously, too idiosyncratic and abstract to actually require protection." Lauren Cornell (The New Museum, New York)