CUFF

JUST Joon Soo Ha

Experimental Video 6:00 2002

Through a process of degeneration of both sound and image, JUST endows the iconic American flag with new context and implication. The image is repeated by generations, using different processes such as digital video, computer printout and photocopying, and then combined with degenerated sound.

SPRING IN AWE Martina Radwan

Experimental Video 4:00 2004

The lights of Times Square show how the blurring of lines between news, entertainment, & advertising obscures the realities & absurdities of the war in Iraq.

BURKHA DREAMS Nicole Koschmann

Experimental Video 3:30 2003

“In this futuristic instructional video, a woman learns to see while wearing a burkha equipped with camera lenses. The burkha becomes a metaphor for the ways in which a filmmaker simultaneously positions herself in places of power and vulnerability while creating work.” – NK

STRATEGIC CYBER DEFENSE Dara Greenwald

Experimental Video 4:00 2004

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) proclaims as its mission the development of “imaginative, innovative and often high-risk research ideas offering a significant technological impact… ” Included in this mission, apparently, is the production of videos dramatizing various possible military scenarios, “What is the US Department of Defense’s central research and development organization telling top military officials about the threat of the ‘international enemy’? And who is acting in their training videos?”

GENOA DREAMS Kyle Harris

Experimental Video 5:00 2004 Chicago

Nocturnal visions of an anxious revolutionary.

BOMBSHELL: IRAQI SECRET VIDEOS AND ARTIFACTS FROM A FALLEN REGIME Usama Alshaibi

Documentary Video 15:35 2004 Chicago

A compilation of several appropriated clips from VCD’s (Video Compact Disks) that are sold on the streets of Baghdad.

ONE YEAR LATER, INTERVIEWS AND RADIO Niki Lerch

Experimental Video 17:00 2003 Austria

A typical American landscape as a tourist picture postcard while the radio is on in the car. It’s exactly a year after 11 September 2001 and the radio voices reflect on the event. Other tourists also look and photograph the all-too-American landscape, while elsewhere Americans go to war.

WORLD TRADE OPERA Alain Pelletier

Experimental Video 29:30 2003 Canada

Alarming statistics about everything from species extinction and pollution to climate change and population growth are issued so frequently that they have become more of a densely saturated assault than the communication of meaningful information. Alain Pelletier has incorporated his experiences as a multidisciplinary artist to create a stunning visual and sound incantation that chronicles the state of our rapidly changing planet. Distressed images obscure our clear vision, echoing the increasingly impenetrable saturation of media, while the real-time interjection of specific facts – from micro-perceptions to global perspectives – bring us a sense of the earth’s travel through time. Statistics, digital technology, and experimental and documentary film conventions converge to make this a highly intelligent and provocative work. Lynne Fernie, HotDocs

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