CHANGE YOUR THURSDAY-NIGHT
A WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE TOURS, FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE
OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, AND 25, 2001
DROP BY THE WALKER ANY THURSDAY FOR A SAMPLER OF FREE EVENTS, INCLUDING
GALLERY TOURS, READINGS, AND FILMS. STICK AROUND LATE--UNTIL 9 PM--TO
TAKE IT ALL IN.
LOVE TRASH: RECYCLING CULTURE AND REWRITING COPYRIGHT,
photo: Ken Paul Rosenthal
Long before hip-hop DJs and
the likes of Beck and Puff Daddy (a.k.a. P. Diddy) introduced the idea
of musical re-use through sampling, there existed a vibrant
subculture of artists, filmmakers, and musicians dedicated to the finer
points of "recycling" the expanding overload of commercial sights and
sounds. Join the Tape-beatles, Wet Gate, and Steev Hise on the closing
night of Sound Unseen, Minneapolis' underground film and music festival,
for a short presentation and conversation about "borrowed" music and film.
Moderated by University of Iowa communications studies professor Kembrew
McLeod. Cosponsored by Sound Unseen (www.soundunseen.com).
WARE: ANNE-MARIE SCHLEINER, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
Anne-Marie Schleiner is engaged
in gaming and network culture in a variety of roles as a writer, critic,
curator, and gaming artist-designer. Her work investigates the domains
of avatar gender construction, computer gaming culture, and hacker art.
She wrote the critical essay "Does Lara Croft wear fake polygons?" and
curated the online exhibitions of game mods and add-ons Cracking the
Maze: Game Patches and Plug-ins as Hacker Art, Mutation.fem,
and Luckykiss_xxx>//adult kisekae ningyou sampling. Schleiner
runs a site focused on game hacks and open-source digital art forms at
TALK: JUDD IN MARFA,
6:30 PM GALLERY
In this slide-illustrated gallery
talk, artist and University of Minnesota art professor Thomas Rose discusses
the artist's work and his own experiences visiting the Judd estate in
FILM: COFFIN JOE: THE STRANGE WORLD
OF JOSÉ MOJICA MARINS, 8 PM, AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY ANDRÉ BARCINSKI AND IVAN
Coffin Joe offers a guided
tour into filmmaker José Mojica Marins' mad world of cheap thrills
and haunting stories. 2000, Brazil, color and BW, video, in Portuguese
with English subtitles, 66 minutes.
TALK: DOUBLE ZERO EQUALS INFINITY, 6:30 PM
Tour the exhibition with curatorial
intern Elizabeth Mangini and take a look at the contradictions, paradoxes,
and tautologies that make Arte
Povera one of the richest moments in Italian art of this century.
Meet in the lobby.
FILM: DIG.IT: FIRST ANNUAL DIGITAL
FILM FESTIVAL, STUDENT FORUM, 6 PM, THE FOURTH DIMENSION, 8 PM, AUDITORIUM
INTRODUCED BY DIRECTOR TRINH T. MINH-HA
Minh-ha's foray into digital
video, The Fourth Dimension is informed by her experiences with
the uneasy symbiosis of modern technology and ancient tradition in Japan.
2001, U.S./Japan, color and BW, video, 87 minutes.
FREE THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM
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