Photo: Chapters 1-12 of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Synced and Played Simultaneously, Dir. Michael Bell-Smith

Various Artists

Film Programme 5: Catalogues

Event

28 Feb 2010  •  DCA, Dundee

Artists

PROPOSAL
 
(Apparently minimally interesting), extensive cataloguing, re-interpreting or compiling of popular media.
 
WHY
 
Are artists powerless in the face of technology? These often whimsical and amusing films are minimal technological interventions and appropriations but maybe also rigorous takes on the role of popular media and culture in our hyper-technological world.
 
 
The Artwork in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility by Walter Benjamin as told to Keith Sanborn, Dir. Keith Sanborn, 1996, USA, 4 mins
 
LIGHT READING 1500 cinematic explosions, Dir. Elizabeth McAlpine, 2005, UK, 1 min
 
Untitled Film, Dir. Graham Gussin, 1997-2003, UK, 2 mins
 
Murphy, Dir. Bjørn Melhus, 2008, Germany, 3 mins 45 secs
 
All the Parts from Simon and Garfunkel's 1984 Central Park Performance Where Garfunkel Sings With His Hands in His Pockets, Dir. Cory Arcangel, 2004, USA, 6 mins 30 secs
 
Chapters 1-12 of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Synced and Played Simultaneously, Dir. Michael Bell-Smith, 2005, USA, 4 mins 15 secs