Film Programme

Film Programme 5: Catalogues

Sun 28 February, 13:50–14:15

DCA Cinema 2
Entry: Day or Festival Pass

RUNNING ORDER

The Artwork in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility by Walter Benjamin as told to Keith Sanborn
Keith Sanborn, 1996, USA, 4 mins
LIGHT READING 1500 cinematic explosions
Elizabeth McAlpine, 2005, UK, 1 min
Untitled Film
Graham Gussin, 1997-2003, UK, 2 mins
Murphy
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
Cory Arcangel, 2004, USA, 6 mins 30 secs
Chapters 1-12 of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Synced and Played Simultaneously
Michael Bell-Smith, 2005, USA, 4 mins 15 secs

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.