Thursday, July 29, 8pm
Flux Factory is proud to present the most recent work of alternative media producers Paper Tiger Television, in partnership with the radical cinema project Red Channels.
The evening will feature a multimedia presentation – screening, gallery event, and talk-back – based on the group’s newest live-to-tape show Paper Tiger Reads U.S. Defense Department Contracts. This is a live performance piece taped at Manhattan Neighborhood Network Studios in which Paper Tiger reads and responds to the United States Department of Defense Contracts for July 2nd, 2010. These contracts, valued $5 million or more, are announced each business day at 5 pm on the Department of Defense website. The program will also include two archival Paper Tiger videos, a live shadow-play, and a slideshow on the CEOs and corporations who benefitted from one day’s worth of Defense Department expenditures.
About Paper Tiger:
Paper Tiger Television, through the collaborative efforts of artists, activists and scholars, has pioneered experimental, innovative and truly alternative community media since 1981. An early innovator in video art and public access television of the early 80’s, PTTV developed a unique, handmade, irreverent aesthetic that experimented with the television medium by combining art, academics, politics, performance and live television.
About Red Channels:
Red Channels is a series of film and video screenings happening in community and cultural spaces in New York City. The emphasis is on rare and radical works, re-contextualized and discussed in an open forum.