DEC 18: FILM AND VIDEO PROGRAMS

20:30: 9-11 THEN AND NOW

22:30: HOMELAND INSECURITY + 15 MINUTES OF HATE

00:30:VALUE ADDED CINEMA + GI JOE SHORTS AND HOMELAND HOWDOWN


20:30: 9-11 THEN AND NOW
2002-3, Various Directors, 57 min.
AFTERMATH: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM 9-11
2002, Guerrilla News Network, USA, 35 min.
In this investigative documentary, Former Inspector General of the Dept. of Transportation and attorney Mary Schiavo, UC Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott, author and professor Michel Chossudovsky, From the Wilderness' Mike Ruppert, and author Nafeez Ahmed, among others, raise critical, unresolved questions surrounding the tragedy of September 11. AfterMath investigates the troubling span of issues that have arisen since the attacks, including: the negligence of military officials in immediately reacting to the hijackings, proven links between the hijackers, Pakistani intelligence (ISI) and the CIA, the role of oil in the Eurasian conflict and, finally, the impact of post-911 legislation on American civil liberties. GNN’s seminal work S-11 RED UX and Chicago filmmaker P Rettig’s 10-min. short DESPOTISM, THEN AND NOW opens the program.

DESPOTISM, THEN AND NOW
2003, P Rettig, USA, 10 min
Lessons in identifying despotic elements in your society.

S/11 REDUX
2001, GNN and Stephen Marshall, USA, 12 min.
This sound-bite blitzkrieg challenges the messages we have been fed from our mainstream media and the government it serves. www.gnn.tv

22:30: HOMELAND INSECURITY + 15 MINUTES OF HATE
2000-3, Various Directors, USA, 85 min.

An assembly of work that is as unrelenting as it is refreshing in its criticism of the current administration with regards to Terror, Iraq and Infowars.The program includes:
AT HOME AND ABROAD by Haik Hoisington, 3 min.
Flash re-animation of a speech by President Bush.

STATE OF THE UNION
2001, Bryan Boyce, USA, 2 min.
Baby Bush meets Tubby-land.
Completed in August 2001, this project was initially just a simple comic skewering of George W. Bush and his defense policies-but after September 11th, it took on a whole new meaning. State of the Union now has a surreal documentary quality that is genuinely disturbing. - Video Data Bank

2 MINUTES OF HATE
2003, Bryan Boyce, USA, 2 min.
A brand new video from the maker of STATE OF THE UNION, ELECTION COLLECTIBLES and WORLD'S FAIR WORLD. "It's a combination fox news slam / Orwell centenary celebration." - Bryan Boyce

TERROR IRAQ WEAPONS
2002, Mike Nourse, USA, 4 min.
This is not a re-mix. This is a summary. No words have been repeated, and all instances appear in chronological order, taken from a 30 minute speech given by President George W. Bush. Scary isn't it? - Balagan Festival

STATE OF THE UNION
2002, Jason Archer, USA, 4 min.
The Prez's popular State of the Union speech detourned via rotoscoping and nice edits.

S/11 REDUX
2001, GNN and Stephen Marshall, USA, 12 min.
This sound-bite blitzkrieg challenges the messages we have been fed from our mainstream media and the government it serves. www.gnn.tv

MF-47 NETWORK -ALIENS
2001, Davy Force!, USA, 4 min.
They are here on CNN MSNBCIA! A MuthaFucka 47 newscast lead by Ashcroft and friends.

BUSH'S ALADIN (ARABIAN NIGHTS)
2003, Chinese Johnny, USA,4 min.
Did the Bush Administration use this Hanna Barberra Arabian Nights cartoon as a template to invade and occupy Iraq?

SEEING BUSH THROUGH THE TREES
2003, Jan van Neunen,The Netherlands, 2 min.
Mc Bush. A soon to be classic homage ot the puppet.

DER SHERIFF
2003, DAF,Germany, 4 min.
Oil.. sweet elixer.

LIES LIES LIES
2003, Haik Hoisington, USA, 2 min.
Flash animation exercise in outing ONE of the lies of the Bush administration.

HOMELAND HOWDOWN
2003, Paul Beck and Jason Archer, USA, 4 min.
The second riposte in the trilogy of Bushwhacking.

PUBLIC MEDIA IN A TIME OF WAR
2003, Indymedia Mohawk, USA, 30 min.
Part scathing critique, part call to action, Independent Media In A Time Of War argues that dialogue is vital to a healthy democracy. Independent media has a crucial responsibility to "go to where the silence is," says narrator Amy Goodman, to represent the diverse voices of people engaged in dissent. She makes a compelling argument that the news media have failed to represent "the true face of war." Goodman criticizes the refusal to report civilian war casualties during the 2003 Iraq invasion and the new phenomenon of "embedded reporters," as examples of a pro-military bias in the corporate media.

WHITE AMERICA
2002,GNN, USA, 4 min.
Web-based video GNN made for Eminem. Received volumnous downloads and tons of controversy.

LITTLE BROTHER GETS BUSTED
2001, CELL Media, USA, 8 min.
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.

00:30:VALUE ADDED CINEMA + GI JOE SHORTS AND HOMELAND HOWDOWN
2001-2003, Various Directors, USA, 90 min.

Cultural interference takes many shapes in this program. VALUE ADDED CINEMA by Steve Seid and Peter Conheim, 48 min, A strangely narrative trip through three-plus decades of often-notorious sequences of 'product placements' in Hollywood movies. Cringe as mega-stars such as Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise shill their way through a cavalcade of Coke, a predominance of Pepsi, and a maelstrom of McDonald's. You'll never look at 'activist' Sean Penn the same way again. - Melbourne Underground Film Festival. KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE, GI JOE PSA's by Eric Fensler, 15 min; Chicago filmmaker Eric Fensler focuses on videos that are dead and brings them back to life. In this project he takes animated shorts of old GI Joe's and gives them new audio tracks. 26 are in existence, all of which will be shown for the first time. HOMELAND HODOWN is selected shorts by Jason Archer and Paul Beck (Animators from the film WAKING LIFE).

HOMELAND HODOWN includes three segments that showcase their amazing work:
Music Videos:
David Byrne's "THE GREAT INTOXICATION" 2002
Molotov's FRILJOLERO" 2003
Juanes' LA PAGA" 2003

Social Commentary:
JESSIE 2003
WHOREMONGER 2002
QUICK AND EASY 2002
STRAIGHTOUT F*CKIN' 2003
KENNY 2002

Political Satire:
STATE OF THE UNION 2002
THE HOMELAND HOWDOWN 2003

DEC 19: FILM AND VIDEO PROGRAMS

20:30: BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER + ENERGY COUNTRY

22:30: DIGITAL VIDEO DETOURNEMENT +
DON'T CALL ME CRAZY ON THE 4th OF JULY

00:30: AESTHETIC UNDERGROUND


20:30: BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER + ENERGY COUNTRY
2003, Paul Chan and Deborah Stratman, USA, 74:30 min.

BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
2003, Paul Chan, USA/Iraq, 60 min.

From Dec. 14 to Jan. 14, Chan lived in Baghdad filming the people and the culture. He traveled to Iraq as a member of the Iraq Peace Team, a group initiated by Voices in the Wilderness, an independent international campaign that since 1996 has attempted to end the economic sanctions and warfare against the people of Iraq. Members of Voices include teachers, artists and church workers who live in Iraq at different times documenting the lives of Iraqi citizens. The Iraq Peace Team began in Sept. 2002 in an attempt to prevent a U.S. attack on Iraq through the use of non-violent actions. Today the team remains in Iraq recording the Iraqi citizens' experiences throughout the war and occupation with the goal of increasing awareness of the situation. The piece is a montage of scenes filmed in single channel digital video. Chicago filmmaker Deborah Stratman's 14-min. short ENERGY COUNTRY opens the program.

ENERGY COUNTRY
2003, Deborah Stratman, USA, 14:30 min.
The frenzied detritus of trading floors, smart weaponry and the religious right are woven through the petrochemical landscapes of Southeast Texas. This short video harangue questions land use policy as it serves oil industry, patriotism as it absolves foreign aggression, and fundamentalism as it calcifies thinking.

22:30: DIGITAL VIDEO DETOURNEMENT +
DON'T CALL ME CRAZY ON THE 4th OF JULY

2000-3, Various Directors, 80 min.
The works in this program feature work by radical cultural workers and experimental videomakers critiquing various coercive forces and systems by remixing and modifyng pre-existing media.

The program includes:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND or WHO IS GUY DEBORD?
2003, Electrodist, 23 min.
This is a wonderful re-edit of this Disney classic. It's about time you familiarise yourself with this project that is meant to teach kids a bit about the society of the spectacle.

KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE, GI JOE PSA's by Eric Fensler, 15 min.
Chicago filmmaker Eric Fensler focuses on videos that are dead and brings them back to life. In this project he takes animated shorts of old GI Joe's and gives them new audio tracks. 26 are in existence.

TV-CELL PHONE
2001, Davy Force!, USA, 1.5 min.
Another interruption from the MF-47 mind control network.

STRATEGIC CYBER DEFENCE
2003, Daracq Kuracqwald, USA, 4 min.
the edit reveals the heart of the message.

ROCKED BY RAPE
2002, Evolution Control Commitee, USA, 5 min.
The song that started the Mash-up phenomena in video form.

DON'T CALL ME CRAZY ON THE 4th OF JULY
2003, Richard Pell , USA, 36 min
Why does Bob Lansberry think someone is stealing his mail? Why does the CIA think the Russians cornered the world market in LSD? Why does Ted Kaczynski hate his college professor? Why is Dr. Jose Delgado not afraid of an angry bull?




00:30: AESTHETIC UNDERGROUND
2001-3, Various Directors, Various Countries, 80 min.
Works made with flash and panash, independent music video, eye candy for existentials, startling and beautiful techniques, animative skill and experimental video. The program includes:

DOMO DARKO
2002, Cory Wrench, UK, 4 min.
Japanese animation cult vs. Donnie Darko. Domo-kun is a web cult. You must have seen him, he looks like a weetabix with a mouth. His 30 second stop-motion vignettes exude a charm and warmth that have brought him fame greater than his real job as the mascot of Japanese satellite TV show BS2. Fnord has taken clips and remixed them with the song Mad World from Donnie Darko. The result is unlike anything we've featured on b3ta before. It's exquisite. - Techy Musings

OPTIMIZER CUSTOMIZER
2002, Jan van Neunen, The Netherlands, 12 min.
Biotechnology, modern values, absurdity and madness are some of the themes explored in this technically and artistically groundbreaking animated video. Action unfolds like an amusing yet terrifying nightmare as tough questions are posed about the way we live. - konscious

BUSCAM No. 2
2001/2002, Matthias Fritsch, Germany 4 min.
Experimental film filmed in Cuba.

GUMBY AND EXTREME ANIMALS
2003, Paper Rad, USA, 10 min
The notorious art collectives' offering of new psychedilic video work remixing weird christian children videos, espn clips, and gumby flash animations
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hp, kw, sl, lw
2003, Robert Miller,USA, 4 min.
Segments of experimentation in frame rates and filtering.

ALLAHU AKBAR
2003, Usama Alshaibi, USA, 6 min.
Hypnotic, mathmatical arabic patterns.

BIGGER BETTER
2003, Ton Meijdam, The Netherlands, 5 min.
Bill Gates leads his friends through a journey into the American Way.

SET-4
2003, Jan van Neunen, The Netherlands, 4 min.
Glitch mix of sports action. Classic van Neunen.

YUPPSTER VIDEO
2003, Jon Satrom, USA 3 min.
The new school of lo-tech html graphic arts.

SIGN
2001, Nobukazu Takemura / Katsura Moschino , Japan. 10 min
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 results.
http://www.thrilljockey.com

Bonus Illegal video!!

Phil Patiris
"Iraq Campaign 1991"
Video, 1991, 19 min.
Video artist Phil Patiris transformed network news footage, clips from Star Trek, and sports coverage into a critique of the media/industrial complex.



Watch some GI JOE PSAs:

GI Joe , Knowing Was Half the Battle, Public Service Announecements

These are part of the series of 26 or so PSAs created by FenserFilm Foundation. We will be screening all of them for the first time in Europe at the De Player Event!
PLAY > skier
PLAY > nosebleed
PLAY > body massage
PLAY > carnival


 

 

DEC 20: FILM AND VIDEO PROGRAMS

20:30: THE TACTICS OF INTERFERENCE

22:30: SURPLUS

00:30: HOMELAND INSECURITY + 15 MINUTES OF HATE



20:30: THE TACTICS OF INTERFERENCE
1994-2003, Various Directors, USA, ca. 85 min.

RETOOLING DISSENT
2002, Street Rec, USA 20 min.
The program highlights recent documents of tactical media and culture jamming actions with a specific political, social, or cultural agenda. From Electronic Direct Action to protest fashion to smart-mobbing, these projects represent an important thread in communicating cultural interference. The program includes:

This video marks a period of dissent and experimentation around the February 2, 2002 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Manhattan (NYC) at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. The global executives and corporate elite attending the annual conference, usually held in Davos Switzerland, carved the streets of New York City into a police state. Meanwhile artists and activist--tactical media practitioners, from around the world created new tools and held workshops intending to send them a clear message: The September 11th attacks will NOT gag the critiques of globalization. This video explores the collaborations and ideas of four collectives working on projects at the WEF protests.
Projects include: modified bikes for printing messages on the streets as you ride by the Bikewriter/Affectech group from Boston, ìPret-a-revolterî (ready to revolt) protest fashions, New Kids on the Black Block dancing, and decorative Ya Basta! Style sheilds by the Barcelona Las Agencias, Rapid message placement system and other protest technologies for inserting your message into public space as well as large scale graphics displaying our desire to deface powerful people by the StreetRec collective, I-see is a web-based application developed by the Institute for Applied Autonomy, which shows users the location of surveillance cameras in Manhattan and allows them to chart their own paths of least surveillance. _ salem


CONTESTATIONAL ROBOTICS
1999, Institute of Applied Autonomy (IAA), USA, 5 min.
The Institute for Applied Autonomy is an anonymous research collective dedicated to developing technologies that extend the autonomy of human activists. This video documents the first completed projects in this initiative: an ultra-cute robot designed for targeted distribution of subversive literature and a small tele-operated robot designed for high-speed graffiti deployment from a remote location.

STREETWRITER
2001, Institute For Applied Autonomy (IAA), USA, 5 min.
Streetwriter expands on lessons learned from the Robotic GraffitiWriter project. A modified cargo van spray paints 6 foot tall text messages onto the road while driving.

I-SEE
2001, Institute For Applied Autonomy, USA, 5 min.
The project called I-See is a web-based navigation service that allows users to avoid surveillance altogether by providing them with the path of least surveillance to their destination.

COPWATCH
2002, Guerrilla News Network, USA, 5 min.
CopWatch is 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. - GNN

HOW TO BUILD A BOMB
2002, Carbon Defense League (CDL), USA, 6 min.
Certainly an activity that will arouse suspicians.

ENRON AD
2000, CELLmedia, USA, 30 sec.
This advertisement was a part of Enrons Ask Why? campaign which ran during the Winter prior to the California energy crisis when the energy deregulation policys that Enron had lobbied for were beginning to bear fruit. This was also the season campaigning during which Enron was a primary sponsor of the Bush presidential campaign. There are four such advertisements that were aquired from the Enron website just hours before the company pulled them off the Internet following its collapse.

SIX CORNERS
2003, Ray Pride, USA 10 min.
On Thursday March 20, 2003. 10,000 protestors jammed Chicago's Lakeshore Drive at rush hour. But Friday night, at 11 pm A different crossroads, a different demo. A dance to life at Wicker Park's North, Damen and Milwaukee "Six Corners" intersection.

WAR ON U.S. SOIL
2003, 4N6, 15 min.
The near future is a Kraft-ed biologically modified food protest.

Recode.com INFORMATIONAL COMMERCIAL
2003, Conglomco, USA, 15 min.
Re-Code.com was a web site that allowed users to enter information about products they purchased into a database that was then publicly searchable. This information included, name, brand, store, UPC ID number, price, and packaging material. It used the UPC number of the product to generate a representative bar code in real time on the user's screen. The web site itself was made to look very similar to Priceline.com. A step through visual guide and a commercial that dramatized the act of switching UPC bar codes were shown on the site. This video cchronicles the project and the media virus that followed.


22:30: SURPLUS
2003, Erik Gandini, USA, 52 min.
Consumer confidence has been low since September 11. A quick war against Iraq was supposed to be the only way to restore that confidence - and our happiness. But is shopping our salvation? Do we have a choice? The world was shocked when young protesters in Seattle, Genoa, and Gothenburg attacked shop windows, cars, and banks. Surplus starts during the chaotic days of the G8 summit in Genoa and sets off on a world journey seeking the answer to another question: why?

The shorts WITH LOGOORHEA (2003) by Onur Tukel, 2 min.; and HYPNO CHICKEN (2000) by Davy Force!, 9 min. opens the program. Various formats. MINDBOMB TV, 6 min. 2002-2003, mindbomb.tv


00:30: HOMELAND INSECURITY + 15 MINUTES OF HATE

repeat from Dec 18 22:30

2000-3, Various Directors, USA, 85 min.

An assembly of work that is as unrelenting as it is refreshing in its criticism of the current administration with regards to Terror, Iraq and Infowars.The program includes:
AT HOME AND ABROAD by Haik Hoisington, 3 min.
Flash re-animation of a speech by President Bush.

STATE OF THE UNION
2001, Bryan Boyce, USA, 2 min.
Baby Bush meets Tubby-land.
Completed in August 2001, this project was initially just a simple comic skewering of George W. Bush and his defense policies-but after September 11th, it took on a whole new meaning. State of the Union now has a surreal documentary quality that is genuinely disturbing. - Video Data Bank

2 MINUTES OF HATE
2003, Bryan Boyce, USA, 2 min.
A brand new video from the maker of STATE OF THE UNION, ELECTION COLLECTIBLES and WORLD'S FAIR WORLD. "It's a combination fox news slam / Orwell centenary celebration." - Bryan Boyce

TERROR IRAQ WEAPONS
2002, Mike Nourse, USA, 4 min.
This is not a re-mix. This is a summary. No words have been repeated, and all instances appear in chronological order, taken from a 30 minute speech given by President George W. Bush. Scary isn't it? - Balagan Festival

STATE OF THE UNION
2002, Jason Archer, USA, 4 min.
The Prez's popular State of the Union speech detourned via rotoscoping and nice edits.

S/11 REDUX
2001, GNN and Stephen Marshall, USA, 12 min.
This sound-bite blitzkrieg challenges the messages we have been fed from our mainstream media and the government it serves. www.gnn.tv

MF-47 NETWORK -ALIENS
2001, Davy Force!, USA, 4 min.
They are here on CNN MSNBCIA! A MuthaFucka 47 newscast lead by Ashcroft and friends.

BUSH'S ALADIN (ARABIAN NIGHTS)
2003, Chinese Johnny, USA,4 min.
Did the Bush Administration use this Hanna Barberra Arabian Nights cartoon as a template to invade and occupy Iraq?

SEEING BUSH THROUGH THE TREES
2003, Jan van Neunen,The Netherlands, 2 min.
Mc Bush. A soon to be classic homage ot the puppet.

DER SHERIFF
2003, DAF,Germany, 4 min.
Oil.. sweet elixer.

LIES LIES LIES
2003, Haik Hoisington, USA, 2 min.
Flash animation exercise in outing ONE of the lies of the Bush administration.

HOMELAND HOWDOWN
2003, Paul Beck and Jason Archer, USA, 4 min.
The second riposte in the trilogy of Bushwhacking.

PUBLIC MEDIA IN A TIME OF WAR
2003, Indymedia Mohawk, USA, 30 min.
Part scathing critique, part call to action, Independent Media In A Time Of War argues that dialogue is vital to a healthy democracy. Independent media has a crucial responsibility to "go to where the silence is," says narrator Amy Goodman, to represent the diverse voices of people engaged in dissent. She makes a compelling argument that the news media have failed to represent "the true face of war." Goodman criticizes the refusal to report civilian war casualties during the 2003 Iraq invasion and the new phenomenon of "embedded reporters," as examples of a pro-military bias in the corporate media.

WHITE AMERICA
2002,GNN, USA, 4 min.
Web-based video GNN made for Eminem. Received volumnous downloads and tons of controversy.

LITTLE BROTHER GETS BUSTED
2001, CELL Media, USA, 8 min.
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.