Issues surrounding cultural identity and artistic excellence resolved via the ancient art of Tug-of-War ... courtesy of the PVI Collective and Performing Lines. http://culture.arts.gov.au/sites/default/files/submissions/Submission%20170.pdf
Via the ever-excellent John Jacobs... "Australian media collage from 1984. A humorous media commentary. Distributed by guerrilla dubs at the end of hire videos. Crash edited on a pair of back to back domestic VHS decks."
I am now neck deep in fieldwork at CuriousWorks, and after almost a year and half of my own company I am thoroughly enjoying being here. I've been given the task of sifting through the company's back catalogue of photos (Flickr) and videos (YouTube/Vimeo) to create a showcase for their new website. The process is proving to useful research-wise as I am beginning to get a sense of the work they are doing in the field. The task also means I am being exposed to very interesting media, such as the following clip. It shows Curtis Taylor, director of the short film Mamu, made in partnership with CuriousWorks as part of their Stories Project, discussing his reasons for making the work. He makes the following statement at the beginning of the clip ...
"This film, Mamu, it's about right, it's about wrong. It's about the past and the future, the new and the old. It's about the Internet and Martu. It's about how we can make this technology work for us, and for us to use it the way we want to use it."
This film opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short. V.nice indeed.
Mark Pesce's keynote presentation from Personal Democracy Forum 2009.