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Jean-Pierre Gagne ( Feature Video #5)

Jean-Pierre Gagne ( Feature Video #5)

Oct/Nov Featured Visual Artist Jean-Pierre Gagne's Crying Heads From Gagne: Crying Heads is a multimedia work featuring distorted images of a human head in states of sadness or rage. It is my first truly surreal work. The initial idea for Crying ...

Tags: jean-pierre gagne, experimental, film, video, artist, vermont, semantikon, feature visual artist

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The Society of The Spectacle (Part 2)

The Society of The Spectacle (Part 2)

Introduction by Joseph Winterhalter “No film is more difficult than its era.” - Réfutat...

Tags: guy debord, society of the spectacle, situationist, lettrists, nothingness.org, joseph winterhalter

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Un Chien Andalou by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel

Un Chien Andalou by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel

Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel collaborated to create this 1929 masterpiece of silent film. In an ear when people were not accustomed to imagery of a man's hands on a woman's breast, or, an eye cut with a razor, this work horrified audiences, and has...

Tags: salvador dali, luis bunuel, un chein andalou, the andalusian dog, surrealism, first film, riots, 1929

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Drain by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Drain by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Drain is an experimental short about a surreal journey into a dark world via the drain of a bathroom sink. The viewer is taken from the comforts of a typical home to encounter strange beings and otherworldly environments. I drew inspiration from t...

Tags: jean-pierre+gagne, experimental, film, video artist, vermont, the+smell+of+who+she+is, semantikon, visual+art+feature

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Sweet Sue (Just You) Remix by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Sweet Sue (Just You) Remix by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Sweet Sue (Just You) Remix is an experimental work featuring a rhythmic, low definition video remix of the 1940s “Soundie” Sweet Sue (Just You). It was my first venture into remixing. I really love editing video, so the remix process felt very n...

Tags: jean-pierre+gagne, experimental, film, video artist, vermont, the+smell+of+who+she+is, semantikon, visual+art+feature

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Cherchez La Femme (Remix Film) by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Cherchez La Femme (Remix Film) by Jean-Pierre Gagne

Review and explore all semantikon former feature artists, with news, updates and more.. Works from our feature artist are available for purchase. If you would be interested in a work or works from any of our featured artist, please e-mail: ...

Tags: jean-pierre gagne, experimental, film, video, artist, vermont, semantikon, feature visual artist

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George Melies

George Melies

first science fiction film, from the silent era, a brilliant look into the mind and imagination of george melies....

Tags: george melies, silent films, la voyage dans lune, first science fiction movie, set design

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Tales of Abbie Hoffman

Tales of Abbie Hoffman

Short documentary about the two main figures in the Chicago Conspiracy trial - Abbie Hoffman and the presiding judge, Julius Hoffman. This piece compares the Hoffmans' personalities and argues that they had a mutual fascination with one another....

Tags: abbie hoffman, steal this book, chicago riots, democratic convention, 1968, conviction, overturned, co intel pro

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Betty Boop

Betty Boop

betty boop goes to the islands. includes what may have been very early live action animation splicing techniques...

Tags: betty boop, animation, live action animation, black and white animation, humor, cartoons

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TeleStreet Documentary

TeleStreet Documentary

Documentary about Telestreet, a network of close to 200 pirate television stations which have rose up in 2002 to counter the media monopoly of Silvio Berlusconi....

Tags: telestreet movement, pirate tv, independent media, italy, personal tv broadcasts

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Hobos

Hobos

Introduction to Tom Finerty's documentary on hobo life. from the 70's?...

Tags: hobo life, culture, language, symbols, train yards, homeless, tom finert, documentary, short film, excerpt

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William Levy Beyond Criticism

William Levy Beyond Criticism

malcolm hart's documentary about SUCK magazine founder, former Penthouse and High Times Editor and award winning performance artist Bill Levy....

Tags: william levy, writer, amsterdamn, penthouse, high times, SUCK, satirist, performance artist, dr. doo wop, dcoumentary, malcolm hart

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Fluffer's Make Movies Too (MPAA Spoof)

Fluffer's Make Movies Too (MPAA Spoof)

R4ANT.COM spoof ad railing against MPAA cinema trailers to discourage movie theft....

Tags: fluffers, mpaa, r4ant, parody, humor, union, erotica

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Political Commercial by Philadelphia

Political Commercial by Philadelphia

"Political Commercial" a cut up archival film made by From site intro: In recent months, our staffers, volunteers and site community have been sent and endless of array of links and films razing much frequency over the endless supply of homegrow...

Tags: political commercial, propaganda, i approve this message, election 2000, anonymous speech, cut up film, archive.org

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Perversion for Profit Part 2

Perversion for Profit Part 2

Perversion for Profit, a premier article of "citizens for decency and " was financed and produced by savings and loan shark Charles Keating. An extraordinary document of red baiting, this "documentary" produced in 1965, details a presumed conspiracy ...

Tags: Citizens+for+Community+Values+red+scare+McCarthyism+communism+pornography+erotica+conspiracy+charles keating

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Perversion for Profit Part 1

Perversion for Profit Part 1

Perversion for Profit, a premier article of "citizens for decency and " was financed and produced by savings and loan shark Charles Keating. An extraordinary document of red baiting, this "documentary" produced in 1965, details a presumed conspiracy ...

Tags: Citizens for Community Values, red scare, McCarthyism, communism, pornography, erotica, conspiracy

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Charlie Chaplin 1917

Charlie Chaplin 1917

charlie chaplin film festival detail early works when chaplin had just gone independent. Intro by Mark Flanigan: There aren’t any good movies any more. It’s become something of a mantra of late, spoken most every time I turn on a movie and be...

Tags: charlie chaplin, silent film era, silent movies, 1917, black and white movies, classic movies

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Noam Chomsky Forum on Media

Noam Chomsky Forum on Media

Forum Discussion with Professor Noam Chomsky on shifts in media focus from the communist threat the 60's and 70's to religious and terrorists threats of the 80's and 90's and today. From ourmedia.org. For more on Noam Chomsky, visit his official ...

Tags: noam chomsky, mass media, manufacture of consent, propaganda, professor, lectures, speeches, interviews, documentary, ourmedia.org

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The Living End

The Living End

Mike O'Neill's short docu-drama on the perils of wandering about the house in search of food with no sense of you place, or your time....

Tags: mike o'neill, the living end, humor, docu-drama, pestilence, florida, home video, the doors, the end

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Buy Nothing Day Commercial 2005

Buy Nothing Day Commercial 2005

semantikon exclusive: Adbusters Official North American "Buy Nothing Day" (day after thanksgiving) commercial On Thursday, November 25, 2005, The Media Foundation, adbusters.org, this organization and other non-profit organizations across North Am...

Tags: adbusters, the media foundation, buy nothing day, ritual consumerism, ad culture, media culture, media literacy, culture jamming

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Andrew Lynn's WhirlMart: Ritual Resistance

Andrew Lynn's WhirlMart: Ritual Resistance

Whirl-Mart Ritual Resistance is a participatory experiment. It is art and action. What began as a single happening has evolved into a ritual activity that is performed across the U.S., and known around the world. It is a ritual during which a group g...

Tags: andrew lynn, wal mart, whirlmart, adbusters, anti-corporate, consumerism, resistance, advertising, gentrification

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Silent Ghost Cinema: The Broken Doll Meets Sad Sue

Silent Ghost Cinema: The Broken Doll Meets Sad Sue

Silent Ghost Cinema's macabre tale, The Broken Doll Meets Sad Sue. First film in a series from this innovative indi-house film group's genre edging series of contemporary silent films. Starring: Ophidia Blackwood, Fetish silent film star Bianca Abel,...

Tags: silent movies, contemporary film makers, with sountrack, Ophidia Blackwood, Fetish model Bianca Abel, Jeff Lightfoot., The Sob Sisters, Twink

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Embedded in L.A.

Embedded in L.A.

Cybil Weigel's documentary about a local school district in L.A. Features performance from Besskep From the film maker: The film, Embedded began with my interest in communities, music, and video. I had been a volunteer, working as a teacher’...

Tags: cybil weigel, california, embeddedin.la, spoken word, documentary, design cinema, poetry, education system

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The Jackleg Testament excerpt 2

The Jackleg Testament excerpt 2

Excerpt of Jay Bolotin's wood cut produced film The Jackleg Testament. From the Artist: It has been my method, over the past twenty five years, to investigate stories, incidents, thoughts (often from the Kentucky of my youth and imagination), by ...

Tags: jay+bolotin+cincinnati+ohio+the+jackleg+testament+woodcut+prints+printmaking+william+blake+expressionism+fritz+lang+nobodaddy

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Jay Bolotin's The Jackleg Testament Excerpt 1

Jay Bolotin's The Jackleg Testament Excerpt 1

Excerpt of Jay Bolotin's wood cut produced film The Jackleg Testament. From the Artist: It has been my method, over the past twenty five years, to investigate stories, incidents, thoughts (often from the Kentucky of my youth and imagination), by ...

Tags: jay bolotin, cincinnati ohio, the jackleg testament, woodcut prints, printmaking, william blake, expressionism, fritz lang, nobodaddy

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Salad Fingers Episode 2 Friends

Salad Fingers Episode 2 Friends

Episode 2 of David Firth's creepy cartoon Salad Fingers. read Interview at semantikon.com/re.htm Scraping clean the rusty edge of fairy tales long ago white washed---and languishing through each scene like a doll pulled from a dumpster, the gut bu...

Tags: salad fingers, david firth, animation, england, flash movies, humor, fairy tales, tim burton, ralph steadman

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Adaptation of E.B. White's the Door

Adaptation of E.B. White's the Door

stop action animation adaptation of E.B. White (of Charlotte's Web Fame) story of urban Claustrophobia story, The Door...

Tags: prarthana panchal, E.B. white, eb white, the door, dytopia, stop action, animation

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