PROGRAM 1: PAX AMERICANA
Digital Video Détournement and Pax Americana are programs that feature selections of works by radical cultural activists and experimental video makers critiquing various coercive forces and systems. Mixing desktop editing techniques and a good sense of humor, these makers appropriate work and divert and re-edit it as a way to register their dissent. Described as tactical mediaticians, culture jammers, troublemakers, media activists and pranksters these makers create works that are a sampling of the current American digital video underground.
Program curated by Ed Marszewski.
S-11 (CHANNEL) SURFING THE APOCALYPSE
Guerrilla News Network
video / 00:12:00 / USA / 2001
This sound-bite blitzkrieg challenges the messages we have been fed from our mainstream media and the government it serves. www.gnn.tv
LITTLE BROTHER GETS BUSTED
powerpoint to video / 00:08:00 / USA / 2001
In this lively and engaging tale a naive young robot runs afoul of the law – and wacky hijinks ensue! Through the trials and tribulations of our protagonist, we discover the nuances of U.S. drug enforcement policy and learn valuable lessons including proper procedures for handling police interrogations and hiding contraband in one’s anal cavity. http://www.rtmark.com/busted/
TERROR, IRAQ, WEAPONS
video / 00:04:00 / USA / 2002
The propaganda techniques of President Bush revealed. Goebbels would be proud to see them being used today.
KNOWING WAS HALF THE BATTLE
Fensler Film Academy
animation / 00:03:00 / USA / 2002
A Series of 5 Public Service Announcements from our pals at GI Joe.
STATE OF THE UNION
Jason Archer / Paul Beck
animation / 00:04:00 / USA / 2002
Waking Life animators Jason Archer and Paul Beck imagine Dubya into a different and “higher’ state of mind. Part one a three part series on Dubya.
AFTERMATH: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM 9-11
Guerrilla News Network
video / 00:35:00 / USA / 2003
GNN’s latest contribution to converting the Republic. This film asks 9 prominent individuals eleven questions about the follow up to the 9-11 ski- jacking and wtc/pentagon attacks.
Ed Marszewski― Curator
Apart from the Version Festival, Ed Marsewski also organizes the Select Media Festival and he is the publisher of, amongst others, Lumpen Magazine.