Festival of (In)appropriation Traveling Show # 8

4/29/16 7PM FREE

(Various Artists, 2010-2014, US/Argentina/Canada/Hong Kong/Japan/Sweden/Spain, digital, approx. 93 min.)

Founded in 2009 and curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary, short audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, or other media and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways. From Afro-Futurist fantasias and forensic historical revisions of the McCarthy hearings to South Pole conquests and love letters to Britney Spears, this 8th edition of the Festival promises an astonishing kaleidoscope of aesthetic methods, philosophical positions, and political impulses. Brace yourselves for a sophisticated testament to the enduring power and vast potential of appropriation cinema in the new millennium! Presented in collaboration with Eric Patrick’s course on Conceptual Design and with support from the Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University.