[Pttv-announce] Paper Tiger Three Screenings at MOMA's Documentary Fortnight 2012
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*Friday, February 24, 2012 8:00-10:00 p.m.*
*/-Presentation of Selected Radical Media Design Prototypes-/*
This screening will include selected prototypes from the two-day
conference "Being the Media: Designing a New Rrradical Media". Three
design teams will discuss their projects and the challenges they faced.
Conference created in partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and
*Infiltrating the Underground. USA. 2008. PTTV video collective. 20 min.
Author and activist Anne Elizabeth Moore looks at how corporations chip
away at democracy and personal integrity by copying the styles and
techniques of alternative culture.
*Saturday, February 25, 2012 3:00 pm *
*/-Reading the Newspaper and Reality Television-/*
*Herb Schiller Reads the New York Times: 712 Pages of Waste, The Sunday
Times. USA. 1981. PTTV video collective. 28 min. *
Noted American media critic and scholar Herb Schiller dissects the New
York Times in this precedent setting PTTV show. Schiller irreverently
leafs through page after page of the paper, analyzing the physical heft
and numerous advertisements in a deconstruction of it's wasteful excess.
*Reality Unreeled: The Really Real Unreal Reality of Real Reality TV.
2010. PTTV video collective. 28 min. *
Media critic and founder of Women In Media& News, Jennifer L. Pozner
leads this exploration of the social, economic and cultural meaning of
reality television through the analysis of shows such as Survivor. Her
commentary expands upon the use of stereotypes and exploitation
throughout the genre.
*Street Art Take Over. USA. 2010. PTTV video collective. 8 min. *
Teams of whitewashers and artists transform over 100 of NPA City
Outdoor's 480 illegal billboards in Manhattan from street level
advertising to art. The New York Street Art Takeover 2009, organized by
Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign, challenged control over our visual
landscape by bringing art to public space.
*Saturday, February 25, 2012 6:00 pm*
*/-Reading Sock Ads and Television News Coverage of War-/*
*Sock Ads: Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately in Southern
California. 1988. 28 min. *
This playfully insightful examination of consumer culture in America
looks at how and why a proliferation of products are developed and
marketed in the American capitalist system. Radical critic, Judith
Williamson, author of _Decoding Advertisements_ and _Consuming
Passions_, suggests that the freedom to choose multiple versions of body
products may supplant other freedoms of choice.
*TVs Gulf War: Bill Nichols Analyzes TV's Coverage of the Gulf War.
1991. 28 min. *
Documentary film professor and media critic Bill Nichols deconstructs
the US media's coverage of the first Gulf War, and exposes how the TV
news constructs information. Many of the news channels produced their
own reality, blurring the line between fact and fiction. Expressing fear
and urgency, television news coverage compressed the complexities of the
issues of war into easily consumed information.
*Thai Worker Collective TV Ad. 2010. 1:46 min.*
Labor organizers and worker collectives in Bangkok asked Paper Tiger
Television to make a commercial to promote the sales of their sweat free
products made in worker-owned production facilities with dignified labor
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