ONE NIGHT ONLY: THURSDAY, MAY 12 – 7:30PM AND 10:00PM
Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers. Such new works are, in other words, “inappropriate.” This act of (in)appropriation may even produce revelations about the
relationship between past and present, here and there, intention and subversion, artist and critic, not to mention the “producer” and “consumer” of visual culture itself. Fortunately for our purposes, the past decade has witnessed the emergence of a wealth of new audiovisual elements available for appropriation into new works. In addition to official state and commercial archives, resources like vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital archives now also provide fascinating material to repurpose in ways that lend it new meaning and resonance. Curated by Jaimie Baron, Greg Cohen, and Lauren Berliner. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum.
ASTRO BLACK: WE ARE THE ROBOTS by Soda_Jerk (Australia, digital video, color, sound, 2010, 6:35)
LANDSCAPE WITH BROKEN DOG by Orazio Leogrande (Argentina, digital video, black & white and color, 2014, 14:00)
LET ME ASMR YOU by Clint Enns (Canada, digital video, color, sound, 2014, 2:40)
IT TAKES ALL SORTS by Rachel Stuckey (US, digital video, color, sound, 2014, 10:30)
OVERPASS by Kami Chisholm (Canada, digital video, color, sound, 2014, 4:57)
THE END OF AN ERROR by Peter Freund (US, digital video, black & white, sound, 2013, 10:00)
DEAR BRITNEY by Duke and Battersby (US, digital video, color, sound, 2014, 5:00)
THE PLASTIC GARDEN by Ip Yuk Yiu (Hong Kong, digital video, color, sound, 2013, 11:30)
SOFT PONG INARI by Michael Lyons & Palle Dahlstedt (Japan/Sweden, digital video, color, sound, 2014, 2:06)
NOTES FOR A POLISH JEW by Abraham Ravett (US, 16mm & 8mm on digital video, color, silent, 2012, 8:05)
SEND ME A COPY by Albert Alcoz (Spain, digital video, color, sound, 2011, 5:24)
IN LIGHT, IN! by Ken Paul Rosenthal (US, 16mm on digital video, black & white, sound,
Full program notes can be found on the Festival of (In)appropriation’s website.