Select Media Festival Dec 5-8, 2002
VIDEO /FILMS PROGRAM :: FRIDAY DEC 6
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DEC 6 :: MEDIA WAR NITE
7:30 PM Iraq films
Videos filmed in iraq during recent trips by activists and peace teamers.
8:30PM Paying the Price by John Pilger::
In a hard-hitting special report, award-winning journalist and filmmaker
John Pilger investigates the effects of sanctions on the people of Iraq
and finds that ten years of extraordinary isolation, imposed by the UN
and enforced by the US and Britain, have killed more people than the two
atomic bombs dropped on Japan.
9:30 PMTalk with Joe Proulx of Iraq peace team and Voices in The
10pm: [Guerrilla News Network :; Fall 2002 Program
New videos by GNN including; Aftermath ; Unanswered Questions from 9-11,
Most Dangerous Game, Copwatch, Eminem video White America
The Most Dangerous Game: by GNN
Originally created for executives at one of the largest and most respected
US cable networks, GNN's trailer for The Most Dangerous Game developed
into of cult hit all on its own. With its uncannily mysterious protagonists
and controversial subject matter, the film looked like a good bet for
a late night slot in the powerful documentary division. Especially after
the network invested cash and sent some its top producers down to Tennessee
to shoot the riveting medical examination that was to form the basis for
the film's climax.
However, after reviewing the trailer and holding several discussions about
the film's potential, GNN was told that the feature would not be financed
. The reason? The subject matter was too marginal in interest for the
network's core audience. Not an unrealistic conclusion. Ironically, after
the network passed on the deal to develop the content into a feature film,
the trailer began to circulate discreetly, among industry insiders, many
of whom have commented on the high level of intrigue that is created by
the trailer itself.
Copwatch by GNN
American television audiences have long been accustomed to the celebration
of rawkus police action via the Fox Network's signature exploitation,
COPS. And while, for many, the show is a tell-tale sign of our militarized
world, for others, it represents something far more sinister and far-reaching.
Namely, the broad inculcation and deep internalization of the notion that
society cannot exist without the men and women in blue who patrol the
perimeter of our increasingly gated communities. By carefully omitting
coverage of police brutality and corruption, COPS has succesfully sanitized
the image of our urban police forces in ways that few propagandists could
have ever imagined possible.
And so, in the spirit of striking back by reversing the power structure,
GNN presents CopWatch, a journey into the dangerous world of community
police oversight as epitomized by pioneer activists Andrea Pritchett and
Jacob Crawford. Founded in 1990, the Berkeley chapter of CopWatch sought
to revitalize the Sixties-era initiative originally conceived by the Black
Panthers. Over the past twelve years, CopWatch chapters have begun to
spring up across the United States. With the recent high-profile cases
of police brutality and fears of a looming police state, they might be
just in time.
11PM Antiwar Shorts 2 with Paul Chan
PSA Sunset Strip Riots by Pete Bergeron 2 min
There's something happening here. If only more designers could apply their
skills for the revolution.
Re:The_Operation by Paul Chan (work-in-progress, 2002) (27:30 min)
Based on a set of drawings that depict Bush cabinet members as wounded
soldiers and officers in the war against terrorism, Re:The_Operation explores
the sexual and political dynamics of war through the lives of the cabinet
members as they physically engage in each other and the enemy. Letters,
notes, and other textual ephemera written by the members are narrated
and accompanied by digital snapshots from around the world that act as
mental images for the members as they articulate the neuroses and obsessions
that drive them. Re:The_Operation exists both as a single channel video
piece and a set of desktop replacement icons for MAC and PC. The icons
can be downloaded at: http://www.nationalphilistine.com/operation/
Paul Chan lives in New York City.
Happiness (finally) after
35,000 years of Civilization by Paul Chan (2002) (17:00 min)
How long does it take to build Utopia? Who will build it? Will food and
sex there be any good?
Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization is an experimental
animation project that reinterprets the drawings of Outsider artist Henry
Darger and the writings of Utopian socialist Charles Fourier to explore
the western concept of Utopia and the struggle to create an equitable,
pleasurable, self-sustaining society.
MOVIE:: Information War: The Hactivists / 2001 ( 60 Min) by Ian Wlaker
In the "information war" of the new millenium, the first shots
have already been fired. And the "internet warriors" might be
just one click away from a virtual revolution.
So begins the story of The Hactivists, a one-hour documentary which provides
a cutting edge snapshot of cultural subversion at the dawn of the digital
age. It explores the exponential growth in anti-capitalist activism around
the world and the new nodes of protest available via computers and the
internet. It's a movement that is leaderless, global, anarchic and chaotic...the
internet come to life! And its coming soon to a website and a city near
Program FRIDAY DEC 6
- Gasbook 9
Gasbook is project that comes out of Japan. The word 'Gasbook' indicates
a meaning of 'vagueness' or 'something one can't explain'. On every edition,
it aims to express a cutting-edge style of media-mix among graphic design,
music, fashion etc by packaging CD-Rom, DVD, T-shirt, paper magazines
and so on. The theme of Gasbook 9 is "Insect". The DVD video
features the works of Nick Parich, Naohiro Ukawa, The Designers Republic,
Prince Tongha, Alex + Martin, Katsuki Tanaka, etc.
9:30 PM - Funky PorciniVDV Fast Asleep (UK) - US premier
Not so much a music video as a collage of images to fit the mood. Be prepared
to find yourself snorting awake in front of the telly at 3am.
In a world dominated by superficial fads, dismal celebrities, and dreary
dreary soap operas, Funki Porcini decided to take to his bed. Two years
later and against the advise of his doctors he has recently resurfaced
in order to try to redress the situation.
The result is what you have in front of you, a super somnambulance of
sounds for the sleepy. Not content to bring you just a CD he has in conjunction
with his old friend Team Alcohol (aka Rupert Small), produced a visual
representation of the music which is released here as VDV a dvd of eight
films. Six of the films are made to tracks from the album with an extra
track Atomic Kitchen and a visual representation to Ritmo di Jazz released
originally on Lets See What Carmen Can Do. So all you have to do
is slip the discs into their respective drives get comfortable, and enjoy
the thoroughly uninteractive Push Once technology.
10:30 PM : Ninja Tune vs -Mute
Some banging Ninja Tune videos by Roots Manuva, Amon Tobin, Mr Scruff
and Dj Vadim, square off with the freshest and latest work from Mute's
Add N to (X), SI Futures, Schneider TM, Liars, Luke Slater and Looper,
Sick new work not seen on MTanything.
11:30 PM -- Disinfo Tv Show. Episode 2
Satanisn * Shemales * Extreme Pornography * Time Travel * Fetish * Outsider
Music * Conspiracy Theories * Weird Science * Mind Controlled Sex o Slaves
of the CIA * Robot Sex * Hillbillies on fire
How far is too far? Well, when it comes to "reality TV", youd
think nothing was too outrageous for prime time these days--but youd
be wrong. Just 12 days before it was to air on the SCI FI Channel, the
Disinformation® series was unceremoniously dropped despite being listed
in TV guides and the TIVO service.
12:30 am :: Chill Videos.
Shorts and animation program featuring work by // Brien Rullman, c404,
Paper Rad- Shynola, Spectralina, Kelly Noah, Elisa Harkin, Pete Bergeron
GM Japan Mix by Brien Rullman.2001
Music video made by Rullman from OVT cut to a Slicker hit.
Presto Artist Selection by C404 2002
Great use of video and design skills.
"Crunchy" by Junior Senior directed by Shynola 2002
In the tradition of the 8 bit video game music video comes Junior Senior.
Action by Spectralina Selina Trepp (video) Dan Bitney (audio) 2002
Enter the atomic secrets.
Disease by Elisa Harkin
personal story illustrating how native americans in Oklahoma are treated
like they are a disease. animation is of a beautiful disease multiplying
slowly on the screen.
Interrogation by Spectralina Selina Trepp (video) Dan Bitney (audio) 2002
Videos de Paper Rad by paper Rad.
A selection of the animated craft and retarded genius for your 3 eyes.
Plastic Pussy by Kelly Noah (2002)
Three shorts by Pete Bergeron
Sunset Strip Riot video
A PSA with something happening.
Master/Slave - Animation
the brand new school applied look.
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