(In)appropriation: A Program of Found Media
Jaimie Baron, founder and director of the Festival of (In)appropriation, is the author of The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History and Reuse, Misuse, Abuse: The Ethics of Audiovisual Appropriation in the Digital Era. Baron is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley.
This selection from the Festival of (In)appropriation—an annual showcase for experimental, found-media film and video—features an array of moving-image formats while probing the limits of audiovisual remix. The raw material for the artists’ work ranges from official state and commercial archives to vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital databases. By finding and reframing these preexisting materials, the artists generate novel juxtapositions and recombinations, which often produce ideas and meanings that were unintended or unimagined by the original makers. These remarkable works, in other words, are “inappropriate” in the profoundest sense of the term.
The Festival of (In)appropriation is curated annually by Jaimie Baron, Lauren S. Berliner, and Greg Cohen. All works are from the festival unless indicated otherwise.
Films in this Screening
Deborah Kelly, Australia, 2016
Brice Bowman, United States, 2015
What Happened to Her
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, United States, 2016
derivation of the mean lifetime
Phoebe Tooke, United States, 2015
I for NDN
Clint Enns, Darryl Nepinak, Canada, 2011
8th October 2016
Péter Lichter, Bori Máté, Hungary, 2017
Scott Stark, United States, 2008
Akosua Adoma Owusu, United States, 2007
Stacey Steers, United States, 2011
Official Teaser #2 Reaction!!!
Kevin McCarthy, United States, 2016