Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum since its inauguration in 2009, the FESTIVAL OF (IN)APPROPRIATION has emerged as a premiere international showcase of experimental found-footage film and video, attracting the work of artists who probe the limits of collage, machinima, re-mix, détournement, mash-up, and more, across an array of moving-image formats. Taking as their raw material the abundant new sources of audiovisual media to have emerged in the past decade--from official state and commercial archives to vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital archives of every stripe--such works generate novel juxtapositions, often producing ideas and meanings that were unintended by the original makers. These recombinations, in other words, are “inappropriate.”
There are two exciting ways to experience and promote this remarkable work. First, the fifth edition of the Festival is now available as a Traveling Show, which your educational, arts, or research institution can book for public screenings. Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, the screening includes thirteen recent works of (in)appropriation cinema that attest to the range and sophistication of this vital aesthetic practice.
In addition, for the first time ever, 45 of the films screened as part of the festival’s first four editions are now available on DVD for purchase by educational and research institutions. By purchasing the FESTIVAL OF (IN)APPROPRIATION COMPILATION, you can make these cutting-edge experimental works an essential part of your organization’s moving-image media collection.
For details on both the Traveling Show and DVD Compilation, including purchase information, please visit the Festival website at www.festivalofinappropriation.org, or e-mail us at email@example.com
Finally stay tuned for the next CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2013 Festival of (In)appropriation, coming soon!