Select Media Festival Dec 5-8, 2002
VIDEO /FILMS PROGRAM :: SATURDAY DEC 7
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DEC 7 :: HYBRID MEDIA NITE
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5pm : Microcinema International Shorts Selections ::
Microcinema international presents September Edition (in December) A microcinema
Independent Exposure program.
Summer Vacation Mark OConnell (Seattle) DV, 3: min
My summer vacation
Untitled Brett Simon (Berkeley) DV, 3: min A video lullaby
I made for myself on September 11th.
Postcard to Oz Richard Koenig (Michigan) DV, 3 min Built
around that oft-heard postcard cliché, wish you were here, this
digital video is about longing, duplicity, and loss.
Flee Tamara Taddeo (Quebec, CAN) 16mm, 4:55 min A film on
how pathetically we keep people away from us in the name of pride.
Observatory Ryan OConnor (Queensland, AUS) 16mm, 4:05.
min Humans bring fish-like characteristics and mannerisms to their behavioural
patterns in this piece about watching and being watched.
Vision Test Wes Kim (Seattle) DV, 5 min What begins as a
routine eye exam turns into a troubling dramatization of attitudes towards
minorities in the United States.
Twirl Girl Trish van Heusen (Seattle) Super-8mm, 4:19 min
A study of circular motion incorporating hand processing with animation,
rotoscoping, and borrowed footage.
Transit Man Kyle Hurley (Maryland) 16mm, 5:30 min A trip
to San Francisco, a phone call, and a moped.
Wilson Blues Nicholas Twemlow (NY) 16mm, 8:40 min Based
on a poem by Denis Johnson and broadcasting endlessly from the Max Security
Laundry above the world on the seventh level, the radio transmission of
Richard Wilons life. Wisons punishment for murder is to listen
to his own voice on the radio repeating his life and crimes.
Teeth Ian Kibbey (Berkeley) DV, 3 min The story of a boys
separation from himself at the hands of the medical industrial complex.
Tales on the Marshes Mikhail Jeleznikov (St. Petersburg, Russia)
DV, 3 min A video essay to the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.
The history of St. Petersburg, and the USSR, as if interpreted by a child.
Icarus of Pittsburgh Kirk Hostetter and Evan Mather (Seattle/LA)
DV, 10 min Archie MdNally is known as the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers
fan ever because of his daring exploits during the 1979 AFC Championship
game when using a suit of his own construction he attempted
to fly to heaven to visit his dead father.
[Aesthetic Underground\ ( Radical and Critical Shorts)
(Orignally presented at Version>03)
sign / 2001 / (DV, 10min)
(Nobukazu Takemura / Katsura Moschino )
Collaboration between artist, Katsuro Moschino and musician, Nobukazu
Takemura. The world Moschino draws looks looks pretty similar to the one
we live in today
pitting nature against industry with ambiguous
The War Conspiracy / 2001 (DV, 5 min)
(GNN) The CIA suppression of Peter Dale Scott. In his review of the book,
The War Conspiracy, Noam Chomsky remarked on Scott's "meticulous
and fascinating analysis of intelligence conspiracies and the links between
the 'intelligence community' and corporate power." Now, three decades
after the sabotaged publication of the book, Guerrilla News Network presents
a beat-driven, design-enhanced video of The War Conspiracy.
Vital X; kissing Project / 1999-2001, (DV, 8 min)
(Yoshie Suzuki) Public displays of affection and French kissing with strangers.
47hz / 2001 (DV, 2 min)
DAVY FORCE! Short version of robotic takeover scenario.
8 Bits or Less / 2001 (DV, 8 min)
(Patrick Lichty ) 8 bits or less is a journey into covert video. It explores
the society of the spectacle, hungry pets, and alien abduction. The first
film made with a casio watch camera to the beats of 8 Bit Construction
Magic in Reverse / 2001 (DV, 4 min)
(Selina Trepp) Live in shalaland we transcend time and space, do the dance
of destiny, giving you some of what we feel. Selina Trepp- video / Dan
When the Smoke Clearz / 2001 (DV, 3 min)
(GNN) Over the past 20 years Hip Hop has evolved from the underground
"CNN of the ghetto" to the biggest game in the record business.
Yet, despite its socially conscious foundation, Hip Hop is now a multi-billion
dollar industry; tightly controlled by a handful of record labels, a music
video monopoly, and payola-ridden corporate radio. If there was ever a
need for a reformer, the time is now.
Slave to Love - NYC Glitch 2001 (DV, 5 min)
(Eric Johnson.) Pulseprogramming music video
Knowing Was Half the Battle pt 1 / 2002 / 1 min
( Eric Fensler) Public Service Announcements from our pals at GI Joe and
Countdown / 2001 (4min)
(GNN) For those of you not interested in ringing in Dubya's ill-gotten
presidency with the musical stylings of Ricky Martin and 98 Degrees, GNN
offers an alternative: a Guerrilla News Video cut to "Countdown,"
Beastie Boy Ad Rock's remix of Green Party Presidential candidate Ralph
Nader's blistering critique of the news media and the current state of
American politics. The video features GNN's innovative video-scratching
technique, cut with footage from the Battle of Seattle, nightly news broadcasts
and Mr. Nader's addresses at the Green Party National Convention and the
Introduction To the Oil Industry 2001 (6 min.)
(B$) The Office of Fatherland Defense commissioned video artists B$ to
create a document that sampled the contemporary web graphic styles of
patriots on the internet.
The Principal's Office/ 2001 (3 min)
(CELL Media) One of CELL Medias agents secretly taped an interaction
with their school principal and a teacher when he was in high school.
Its a reminder about why some of us try to resist the pig system.
Knowing Was Half the Battle pt 2 / 2002 / 1 min
( Eric Fensler) Public Service Announcements from our pals at GI Joe and
Little Brother Gets Busted / 2001 ( 8min)
(CELL Media) 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. Stars "Little
Brother" (widely acclaimed robotic spokesman for the Institute for
Applied Autonomy) with an international cast. Originally released as a
filmstrip, Little Brother Gets Busted is now available in a range of formats,
including VHS, Shockwave, MPEG, and self-running PowerPoint presentation.
S-11 (Channel) Surfing the Apocalypse / 2001 (12 min)
(GNN) Culled from over 20 hours of television footage recorded over a
one month period and across 13 networks, S-11 Redux is a sound-bite blitzkrieg
that challenges the messages we have been fed from our mainstream media
and the government it serves. Be warned - this video moves quickly and
will require at least two viewings to digest its full impact. You may
never be able to look at the coverage of S-11 and its post-impact coverage
the same way, ever again. www.gnn.tv
MF-47 NETWORK aliens / 2001 (2min)
They are here on CNN MSNBCIA.
Surveillance Report 02.03.02 / 2002 (7 min)
(4N6) An interview with a NYC Surveillance Camera Players on the growing
threat of unlawful surveillance by authorities. www.notbored.org
Best of Group 312 Shorts8:30: Yes Men videos
The Yes Men are a genderless, loose-knit association of some three hundred
impostors worldwide. Their feeling today can be summed up in one simple
phrase: Seeking Investment Capital.
Although their name contains the word "Men," it doesn't describe
who they are, it describes what they do: they use any means necessary
to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, ask questions,
and then smuggle out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide
a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of business.
The following story comes from the good folks at ®TMark and the Yes
Men. ®TMark is a legal corporation working for cultural profit instead
of a monetary one. They bring international funding to guerilla campaigns
with a variety of worthy targets.
A recent spoof was the creation of Gatt.org. The GATT was the predecessor
of the World Trade Organization and at first glance the website ®TMark
created at the domain looks official. In early 2000, ®TMark transferred
Gatt.org to a group of brilliant impostors known as The Yes Men. In May
2000, The Yes Men received an e-mail inviting Mike Moore, Director-General
of the WTO, to discuss the WTO at a conference on international trade
matters. The Yes Men decided to do the ethical thing... and to try their
best to fulfill the request.
In late October, one Dr. Andreas Bichlbauer--the substitute "Moore"
decided to send--spoke at the conference. His lecture described the WTO's
ideas and ultimate aims in terms that were horrifyingly stark--suggesting,
for example, the replacement of inefficient democratic institutions like
elections with private-sector solutions like an Internet startup selling
votes to the highest corporate bidder. None of the lawyers in attendance
expressed dismay at Dr. Bichlbauer's proposals. Apparently few in the
audience could tell the difference between Bichlbauer's staged ravings
and the WTO's usual "Free Trade Uber Alles" pitch.
Featured Filmmaker; Jon Schnepp of King Robot
Mr.Sunshine 1998 15 min
Flak Crisp 1999 8 min
SourBoy & PepGirl 1999 8 min
The Removers 2001 22 min
Visitor 2002 12 min
10pm: Featured Filmmaker: Eric Fensler
Eric Fensler is a comic genius. These works show both his hillarious and
more pensive side.
Im putting you in the mood here.
Monday thru Monday
Film i did in way back in the day, when i was 13, sound is bad, but the
images live forever, and ever.
...comes great resonsability.
A little teaser i made from the footage i had shot for a spidey film.
i almost got arrested, so i had to shut down the whole production. A couple
lay-offs too, sorry guys.
G.I. Joe "And Knowing Was Half The Battle"
Low Brow, Potty Humor. Its not funny, its stupid.
Loki "Six feet of Space"
Beautiful song, with absolutley gorgeous images. That's Nick Myers by
the way. He plays guitar better than all of you put together.
Some of you fenslerfans will reconize this as Sunset Feelings, w/ no intro.
Well i messed up, just watch it anyway.
You have to really think when watching this one. You might cry. Its okay
though, just let it go.
Blonde Redhead "Certain Melody of Three" a fan making a video
for a band, how cute.
I wanted to make a piece that i could play on my HD-Plasma screen at home.
One that could just loop over and over, and would be like a painting on
my wall. I made some music, got a location in Key West, shot the video,
and completed my vision.
11pm [HERE] Standing by Yourself (punk home-video)) (60 min) - by Josh
presented by Luuk Bowman..
MIDNIGHT MOVIE:: Documentary video Cul De Sac by Garrett Scott (2002)
In 1995 all of America turned their attention to a sub-division in San
Diego, as another tragedy played out through the lens of the media. Shawn
Nelson, an unemployed suburban plumber, stole an army tank and careened
through the streets of Clairemont. Thirty minutes later, with the tank
stuck on a meridian, police climbed on top of the vehicle and shot Nelson.
Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story, is a poignant documentary that
digs beneath the surface of media reports about Shawn Nelson. Writer director
Garrett Scott looks at the incident in the context of the decline of the
suburban ideal and the ramifications for social interaction when a boom
Interviews with Nelson's friends and family and archival footage of San
Diego's deteriorating military industry powerfully contribute to Scott's
investigation of the personal and social climate behind this seemingly
random act of violence. The 2002 Toronto International Film Festival calls
it "a fascinating chronicle of downward mobility, a bleak spiral
of cause and effect."
Program SATURDAY DEC 7
5pm:: GASBOOK 8
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. Gasbook 8 features work by; Acne International, c404, Dainippon
Type Organization, Geoff McFetridge, H5, Intro, Katsuki Tanaka, Nendo,
Run Wrake, Shynola, Sountain + Mono*crafts, Syd Garon + Eric Henry, The
Designers Republic, Tomato, Yutanpo Shirane.
6:30 pm - 3 Deluxe (Die Gestalten Verlag)
- 3 Deluxe
For a while there was a wave of cheesy 3-D computer-generated text on
flyers and posters. You might have caught a wire-frame model as a backdrop,
or a crude, blocky landscape as filler. 3D Deluxe goes well beyond those
basics and presents the current state of 3-D graphics and interiors in
a hefty hardcover book and a lovely DVD accompaniment. Not only are these
designers working with graphics in three dimensions, but they have also
been creating entire reactive environments using space and color to create
mood and content. In this presentation you will see everything: sharp
speech-generated typography, bionic stretched abstract architectural forms,
abstract floating hazy swatches of three-dimensional color too impressionistic
to be explained.
This program shows amazing documentation of the installations of these
works, most notably Scape: the young people's media pavilion at the Hanover
Expo 2000. Visitors were not only treated to beautiful and far-out landscapes,
they were also able to interact with the environments. Giant genetic kaleidoscopes
of color, floating squids that swim to your touch, reactive reclining
chairs and synchronized light shows were just some of the treats inside.
Like peering into the future, the haunting ideas contained within these
installations are viscerally surreal; the footage of images being projected
on clouds of mist and falling water is still draped across my mind. 3D
Deluxe presents work at the forefront of the new media assault, showcasing
spaces that blur the lines between graphics, architecture, art, and sculpture,
creating environments that can do nothing but evolve and evoke emotion
out of all who pass through them.
8:00 pm: - Emperor Norton vs thrill jockey vids
Videos by Ladytron, Money Mark, Miss Kitten and the HAcker, Senor Coconut
and Tortoise, Mouse on Mars, Bobby Conn, and Califone.
9pm:: 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.
10pm : [It Came from Japan] curated by Yoshi Suzuki
Videos by Cornelius and his friends.
11PM :: -- Disinfo Tv Show. Episode 3
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.
MIDNIGHT MOVIE:: Dial H-I-S-T-O_R-Y
1997, Belgium/France colour/black & white, 68 min written, edited
and directed by Johan Grimonprez / excerpts from Mao II and White Noise
by Don DeLillo
a history of hijacking by the Belgian video-artist Johan Grimonprez. In
this video Grimonprez is retelling Don Delillos claim that it is
the hijacker who has taken over the writers place in captivating
the audiences imagination. We present this film to provide commentary
and insight on the skyjackings of 9-11 and the subsequent age. Dial
H-I-S-T-O-R-Y is screened for educational purposes in order to reflect
on its exploration of skyjacking and terrorism as seen through the television
systems of the 60s and 70s via Grimonprez's unclear presentation.
"Dial History. Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. Sixty-eight minutes of
video about air hijackings. A shock of recognition. Hijackings, attacks,
images from the news which helped my outlook on life, and I never realized
it myself. Seen on the news between the childrens cartoon show and
the 7 oclock TV series. I remember this; the heads of the hijackers,
I instinctively identify with them. Is that because of the intoxication
that video produces, the nose-dive through the visual material, or is
it actual identification?
Dial History. Allow me to explain the title. The terrorist is the last
individual of the twentieth century, making a call to the history hotline.
Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, 1-800. Is it the number you can call to become
a part of history? The terrorist draws world history towards himself.
You place a bomb and make a phone call. The bomb explodes and youre
on TV. If youre on TV then youre a part of history. Right?
- Arie Altena
an excellent essay about dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y essay is found at http://www.mediamatic.net/cwolk/view/2166
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