Date: Thursday, December 1, 6 - 9pm Location: Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City Materials for the Arts is pleased to present Creative Reuse in New York City, an exhibition of site-specific work by three of its nonprofit member organizations: Flux Factory, Local Project, and Free Style Arts Association, as well as work by Materials for the Arts teaching artists and workshop participants.
Momentarily thrown off course by Frankenstorm, the fight for free culture will resume at the new time of 6pm on Sunday 11th November. Please join us at Flux Factory for Hollywood Burn, a free screening of sample-based works by Soda_Jerk, Bryan Boyce, Jon Dieringer, Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti.
Created over 10 years in collaboration with artist Sam Smith, Soda_Jerk’s feature ‘Hollywood Burn’ is an anti-copyright epic constructed from hundreds of samples plundered from the Hollywood archive. It will be launched in New York with this free one-night only event.
Mimicking the hyperbolic rhetoric of today’s copyright cops, ‘Hollywood Burn’ pits a righteous league of video pirates against the evil tyrant Moses and his Copyright Commandments. Determined to alter the present by changing the past, the pirates travel back to 1955 to construct the ultimate weapon: an Elvis Presley video clone. Part sci-fi + rom com + biblical epic + action movie, this remix manifesto adopts the tactical responses of the parasite, feeding off the body of Hollywood and inhabiting its cinematic structures and codes. The unwitting all-star cast includes Elvis Presley, Charlton Heston, Batman, Bette Davis, Jaws, Jesus, the Hulk, the Hoff & the Ghostbusters.
Soda_Jerk is joined by west coast found footage legend Bryan Boyce, whose acclaimed ‘Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver’ will play alongside his timely new Romney short. Also in the mix is an excerpt from local programmer and artist Jon Dieringer’s ‘Tough Guys’, which deftly reworks the soundtrack of Scorsese’s Mean Streets, and a collaborative project from NYC’s remix advocate Elisa Kreisinger & Marc Faletti, who have mined AMC’s series to construct the feminist anthem ‘Mad Men: Set Me Free’.
The artists will be in attendance, please join us for a drink at 6pm with the screenings to begin at 6:30 sharp.