Daniel Mellis


Daniel Mellis is an artist who incorporates the law and legal language into his work. This article discusses four such works: I. A postcard that predicts when its copyright will expire. II. A performance piece that uses the Visual Artists Rights Act to turn money into Art. III. An installation about the fourth amendment on the paper bags at a liquor store. IV. A bureaucratic entity that allows people to renounce, not their citizenship, but rather their symbolic attachment in a nation state or empire.