• two sisters
  • Persistence and Loss
  • Al-Atlal
  • Ouroboros
  • On the Line
  • Cinema As Ritual

The Festival of (In)appropriation 2022

In Person

  • Introduction

    Allyson Unzicker is a curator and writer from Los Angeles. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley in the Film & Media Department.

This year’s Festival of (In)appropriation—an annual showcase for cutting-edge, experimental, found-media film and video—features a wide range of moving-image formats that probe the limits of audiovisual remix. Presenting artists from across the globe, these films produce meaning by repurposing existing visual and sonic media. Whether used as humor, critique, or recovery, found-media practices continue to challenge and place our understanding of the past into flux. Considering various techniques such as détournement, simulation, and digital remixing, this selection of short films considers appropriation as a subversive device to critically investigate the archive. 

— Allyson Unzicker

The twelfth-annual Festival of (In)appropriation is guest curated by Marie-Pierre Burquier, Marquita “Micki” Davis, and Allyson Unzicker. All works are from the Festival of (In)appropriation, thanks to the artists.

Films in this Screening

Persistence and Loss

Joseph Clark, Canada, 2021

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  • B&W/Color
  • Digital
  • 3 mins

The following images never happened
(Les images qui vont suivre n’ont jamais existé)

Noé Grenier, France, 2022

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 7 mins

Al-Atlal
(The Ruins)

Raed Rafei, Lebanon, 2021

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Arabic
  • English
  • with English subtitles
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 16 mins

On the Line

TT Takemoto, United States, 2018

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 7 mins

How the Dead Live

Marcelo Amorim, Brazil, 2018

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Portuguese
  • with English subtitles
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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 3 mins

Ouroboros

Antonio Arango Vázquez, Mexico, 2018

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 9 mins

Just Like the Films

Sara N. Santos, Portugal, 2020

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 10 mins

two sisters

Magdalena Bermudez, United States, 2021

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins

Dandelions in Virginia

Misael Oquendo, United States, 2022

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 6 mins

The Footprint of Freedom

Tom Rosenberg, United States, 2021

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • English
  • with English subtitles
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 11 mins

Cinema As Ritual

Darren Wallace, United States, 2020

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 3 mins