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Cultural Interference

Curated by Ed Marszewski

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 edit- ing 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 1: PAX AMERICANA

Thursday, 5 June, 15.00h, Black Box
Saturday, 7 June, 22.00h, Garden

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
CELL Media
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 protago- nist, we discover the nuances of U.S. drug enforcement policy and learn valuable lessons including proper procedures for handling police interroga- tions and hiding contraband in one’s anal cavity. http://www.rtmark.com/busted/

TERROR, IRAQ, WEAPONS
Mike Nourse
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.

PROGRAM 2: DIGITAL VIDEO DÉTOURNEMENT

Thursday, 5 June, 22.00h, Garden
Monday, 9 June, 16.30h, Black Box

MF-47 NETWORK – USA-K ULTRA
Davy Force!
video / 00:02:00 / USA / 2001
Patriotism, shopping, and mind control HOMELAND HODOWN

Jason Archer, Paul Beck
animation / 00:04:20 / USA / 2003
Waking Life animators Jason Archer and Paul Beck bring us part 2 of the 3 part Dubya series.

UNCOMMERCIAL
Adbusters
video / 00:03:30 / USA / 1999-2001
Hard-hitting when released and uncompromising, these spots have generat- ed debate and raised awareness about issues that the Networks are reluc- tant to touch on. Most networks, including CBS, NBC and ABC, now often refuse point-blank to even consider selling airtime for these messages. www.adbusters.org

RETOOLING DISSENT
Street Rec Collective
video / 00:20:00 / USA / 2002
Tactical media projects during the World Economic Forum protests in NYC last March 2002.

MF-47 NETWORK – ALIENS
Davy Force!
video / 00:02:30 / USA / 2001
They are here on CNN MSNBCIA! A MuthaFucka 47 newscast lead by Ashcroft and friends.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLACK BLOCK
Las Agencias
video / 00:12:00 / USA / 2002
Las Agencias are a network of autonomous groups working to build biopolit- ical antagonism positions. NKOTBB is one of their recent contributions.

PSYMBIOTE
Isa Gordon
video / 00:5:40 / USA / 2003
Gothic cyborg wear and fashionable computational aesthetics

KNOWING WAS HALF THE BATTLE PT 2
Fensler Film Academy
animation / 00:03:30 / USA/ 2002
More hilarious remixed GI Joe commercials.

WHITE AMERICA
Guerrilla News Network
video / 00:4:00 / USA / 2002
Web based video GNN made for Eminem. It received volumnous downloads and tons of controversy.


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