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New Videos From North America

A Lecture-Screening Presented in Croatia, by Fred Camper, 2005.

The Works:

What I'm Looking For, by Shelly Silver (15 minutes, 2004)
Well, Well, Well, by Elisabeth Subrin (4 minutes, 2002)
The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal, by Matt McCormick (16 minutes, 2001)
The Hills are Alive, by Gregg Biermann (8 minutes, 2005)
Infra Studies 2-5, by Jesse Bellon (8 minutes, 2004-5)
super-max by, Jim Finn (2003, 13 minutes)
Asmahan, by Hisham Bizri (20 minutes, 2005)

Independent and experimental film and video makers have long been using video for social commentary and social critique. Most of these seven videos comment specifically on media. Shelly Silver expresses her longing by obsessively trying to photograph strangers; Matt McCormick addresses urban graffiti as an art form; Gregg Biermann turns melodrama into visual architecture. Hisham Bizri's "Asmahan" reedits a 1940s Egyptian film to obliterate the original film's plot to create a narrative that reflects its star's life. Two other videos comment on the larger culture. Jim Finn reflects half-humorously on the phenomenon of maximum security prisons, making them seem both foreboding and ridiculous. And Jesse Bellon shows the disorienting qualities of our road-strewn landscape.

This program was presented at Galerija umjetnina, Kralja Tomislava 15. Split, Croatia, on October 8, 2005, at 8:00 PM, by the Multimedijalni Kulturni Centar (Multimedia Cultural Center), Split, and at Art Radionica Lazareti (Art Workshop Lazareti), Frana Supila 8, Dubrovnik, on October 16, 2005, at 8:00 PM.

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