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DIGITAL UNDERGROUND

Unruly Technology shorts program
Sunday, August 27, 6pm, ATA

Unruly Technology uses video in ways the Sony Corporation never intended. This program of experimental short videos, curated by the staff of Artists' Television Access, violates the conventions of moviemaking: reliance on linear narrative, assumptions of heterosexuality and faithful consumerism, and objective reality. Jem Cohen's "Little Flags" and Charles Woodman's "Quique" question the conventional image of good Americans: "Quique" explores the experience of being an immigrant outsider inside the nation's capital, while "Little Flags" juxtaposes footage of flag-waving patriots celebrating America's Gulf War victory amidst piles of garbage and detritus, pointing to the uncontrolled excesses of American culture. Megan Miller challenges the authority of news documentaries with "Marfa", a short mockumentary about West Texas and the inhabitants of its rumored UFO capital. "Product/Process" by Jon Shumway is a critique of consumerism and marketing image, juxtaposing wholesome Campbell's soup with its mass-produced, assembly-line, manufactured nature. "Homecomings" by Irina Leimbacher questions the notion of home, where personal sites of permanence are revealed to be fragile, vulnerable, fraught with instability. Dayv Jones' "diction fairie i: movement" abstracts motion (both physical and cinematic) through the use of video and audio collage. Also featured: talented local filmmaker, Ilona Berger's "New Year's Eve", seminal San Francisco punk rock video artist, Sadie Shaw and Tina Gordon's "Madeline's Valentine Day Party", and the grassroots, radical,
"Revolution Now" by Smith.

"Madeline's Valentine day party"(20min) by Tina gordon & Sadie Shaw

"New Year's Eve" (3 min) by Ilona Berger

"Marfa"(10 min) by Megan Miller A short mocumentary about West Texas and the inhabitants of its rumored UFO capital.

"Homecomings" (2000, 10min) by Irina Leimbacher Three separate journeys to people or places I once thought of as home. Each is revealed to be fragile, vulnerable, fraught with instability.

"Little Flags" -- (1999, 6 min) Jem Cohen , experimental video depicting a patrioticGulf War rally in a disjointed, distant manner. Black and White footage of flag-waving patriots celebrating America amidst piles of garbage and detritus, obliquely points to the uncontrolled excesses of American culture.

"Quique" (1996, 3:30 min) by Charles Woodman A look at the immigrant experience in the urban United States. Shot on location in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington DC, the program features poetry, artwork, and performance by poet Enrique Avile . Shown at Dallas Video Fest, Thaw Video Fest, Honorable Mention Blak Maria, Thomas Edison Film and Video Fest.

"Product/Process" -- (2 min) Jon Shumway , digital video juxtaposes wholesomeCampbell's soup with its mass-produced, assembly-line, manufacturednature.

"diction fairie i": movement (9:20, 2000) by dave jones multiple definitions of movement through the use of video and audio collage.



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