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0v3r104d to screen at Getty Center

Surveying the Border: This 90-minute program presents some of the best short video works made by artists since the mid-1970s that take the relation between the United States and Mexico as their subject matter.

  • Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Admission: Free. Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or register online.

0v3r104d

Politics, Landscape, Humor

The program screens videos that address the experience of immigration and the subsequent reality of living in the neighboring country, including provocative political works by a number of artist activists. More lyrical pieces focus on urban and rural landscapes, while other works comment on the humorous absurdity of stereotypes. The evening encompasses a number of genres of video, including conceptual and performance art, experimental documentary, short fiction, and music video.

Artists in the Program

“Surveying The Border” features work by artists based in Southern California, Tijuana, New York, Mexico City, Florida, El Paso, and Oaxaca. Artists include Greg Berger, Ira Scheider, Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF), Alan Calpe, Ximena Cuevas, Nathan Gibbs, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Art Jones, Andrew Lampert, Jesse Lerner, Yoshua Okon, Sal V. Ricalde, Alex Rivera, Shannon Spanhake, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Bruno Varela, Willie Varela, and others.

One year ago…

Wedding Ceremony (August 21, 2004)

It’s hard to believe its already been a year!

Wedding Video:broadband or dial-up

Wedding August 21, 2004. Century Fox Beach Resort, Tijuana, MX. Produced by Avila Producciones.
6:25 min / Windows Media Video

Life in Tijuana: broadband or dial-up

Life in Tijuana
Scenes from life in Tijuana, MTV-style. Produced by Avila Producciones.
3:39 min / Windows Media Video

Reception Slideshow: broadband or dial-up

Reception Slideshow
Photos from childhood, youth, and together. Scenes from Perú, México, USA, Canada.
8:03 min / Windows Media Video

My Valentine: broadband or dial-up

Valentine Scenes from dating. Made by Nathan for Rosario on Valentine’s Day 2003.
1:04 min / Windows Media Video

My MP3 Podcast button

Earlier this year, I started several podcasts for local public radio station KPBS-FM. In the process of getting them online, I modified a podcast button that was becoming popular RSS PODCAST. In terms of usability, I think average users are still behind the curve in understanding technology abbreviations like XML RSS etc, and opted to make it MP3 PODCAST instead. The orange color is the only real standard at this point, and people do know what MP3s are. I posted that version of the button in April, and to my knowledge, it was the first podcast button to make this distinction.

So today, I noticed that Youth Radio is now podcasting, and guess what? They used my button!

0v3r104d to screen in Hong Kong

ILL AT EASE (Hong Kong Art Centre, July 23) is a showcase of video responses by artists and activists to the Culture of Fear and Consumption produced by the last five years under the Bush administration, the advent of Home Land Security and the recent war in Iraq. A reflection of the political state of the States, ILL AT EASE sums up the emotional tenor and extreme uncertainties current in North America.

  • Norman Cowie – Terror Alert
  • Ximena Cuevas – Cinepolis
  • Kathy High – Zero Visibility
  • Bryan Boyce – State of the Union
  • Bryan Boyce – World’s Fair World
  • Les Leveque – 2 Spellbound
  • Norman Cowie – Scenes from an Endless War
  • Paul Chan – Now Let Us Praise American Leftists
  • Tara Matiek – Operation Invert
  • Nathan Gibbs – 0v3r104d (overload)
  • Jackie Goss – How to Fix the World

IFCT to screen Crayola Monologues in NY

The International Festival of Cinema and Technology will screen Crayola Monologues as part of its 2005 summer tour at the Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery in Manhattan. The event takes place Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th. If you’re in the area, let me know and I can get you free tickets.

The IFCT tour 2005:

Public radio podcasts

There isn’t enough time in the day to listen to all the podcasts out there. But here are a few at the top of my list:

Studio 360 presents richly textured and emotionally resonant stories that look at art’s creative influence and transformative power in everyday life. Feed »

Hearing Voices is a consortium of veteran independent public radio producers. They produce docs, sound-portraits, audio essays, etc. The pieces are meant to have a edge, to be moving and engaging. Feed »

Democracy Now! gives you access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. Feed »

Transom.org is an experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio through the Internet, for discussing that work, and encouraging more. Feed »

Public Radio Exchange is a web-based marketplace for public radio pieces. Feed »