Utopia 3.0: Samsung Gear VR version is here!

Thanks to Wave Farm, for their generous support, and to the NYU VR Lab - especially, the talented Mahe Dewan, pictured here - Utopia 1.0 can now be experienced on the Samsung Gear VR headset. Now, we just need to figure out how to publish to the Google Play store - luckily there's Hardware HackLab next week.

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Utopia 1.0 remix Berlin-based collective THALAMUS on Cashmere Radio

This is so cool - another creative collaboration with someone I've never met. Lou Omat saw my film Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! at Impakt in The Netherlands, and recently asked to include it their radio program on 'Speculative Future Realities.' You can have a listen here [Utopia 1.0 comes in at 5:10 - 5:50 and 33:30 - 34:00]. I love seeing ideas and projects continue to transform and it reminds me of how every piece I make is collaborative, and part of an already existing conversation. Thanks for sharing, Lou Omat.

Utopia 1.0 screens Films of Note, The Sugar Club, Dublin

Thanks to Nicky Gogan for inviting Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! to screen at Films of Note at The Sugar Club! Thanks also to my fellow Flaherty Seminar fellow Alice Butler for attending, and to all of those who packed the house! 

 

Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! screened with Dig! July 27th, 2016. The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! screened with Dig! July 27th, 2016. The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

The beautiful venue - a music hall. Wish I could have been there in person.

The beautiful venue - a music hall. Wish I could have been there in person.

This Sunday: UTOPIA 1.0 screens at Happy Lucky No. 1 in Conjunction with Temporary Agency's Wild Seeds Exhibition

The Temporary Agency presents

WILD SEEDS Exhibition with Book share & screenings by Annie Berman, Rebecca Goyette, Kevin Kelly, Clara Darrason and Andrew Erdos

Sunday, March 27th,  4-7pm
@ Happy Lucky No. 1, 734 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY

What better way to celebrate this Sunday than in Second Life with a Salem ghost bitch at NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory in a landfill. Watch all of this in a screening of film and video and celebrate the final event in our series in conjunction with the current exhibition WILD SEEDS.

Screening Menu:

Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D!, 2015, USA, Directed by Annie Berman, 20 min.

As the sun begins to set on the once-bustling online pseudo- reality Second Life, filmmaker Annie Berman sends her avatar in to investigate the decline of this utopian world.

Ghost Bitch: Arise from the Gallows, 2015, USA, Directed by Rebecca Goyette, 38 min.

Rebecca Goyette’s alter ego Ghost Bitch, is a freelancing apparition of her direct ancestor, Rebecca Nurse, hanged as a Salem witch. Ghost Bitch performs as a history-reenacting aerialist by day and a dominatrix by night, alchemizing puritanical pain and conjuring subconscious pleasure for tourists of historic Salem, Massachusetts. 

Proximity + Priority, 2015, Kevin Kelly, 13:31 min.

An attempt to sign up for New York City's Department of Sanitation's 'Adopt-A-Basket' program leads the artist to perform an ontological action on the trash basket itself. Scenes from old and repurposed landfill landscapes are intercut, while voiceovers from a frustrated community leader and poetic narrator are heard.

Song of The Sun, Erdos & Darrason, USA, 2014-2016, 8 min.

For their first collaboration, Andrew Erdos and Clara Darrason present Song of the Sun a video and sound installation realized the Navajo Nation. Song of the Sunconsists of a video depicting the Sun’s surface activity - the swaying lava and gasses dancing on the star, its eruption, coronal mass ejections and solar flares. 


Temporary Agency is a nomadic collective initiated and operated by artists Natalee Cayton, Kiran Chandra, Dominika Ksel and Amanda Turner Pohan. Temporary Agency brings exhibitions, screenings, lectures, performances and ideas outside of general institutional ideologies and capitalist frameworks to a public platform, collaborating with artists and community members to nurture a sustainable space of education, information and creativity.





NYC PREMIERE OF UTOPIA 1.0: POST-NEO-FUTURIST-CAPITALISM in 3D! at The Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight, Feb 20th and 21st

I am thrilled to announce that Utopia1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! will have its NYC Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight

 Saturday, February 20th at 2:30PM and Sunday, February 21st at 5:30PM. 

The film will accompany Time Passes by Ane Hjort Guttu.

Tickets will be released two weeks in advance starting at 9:30 a.m. at the main lobby information desk and online. There is an advance charge of $1 for Museum members and $2 for the general public if tickets are purchased one day or more in advance. There is no advance reservation fee for tickets purchased on the day of the screening. http://www.moma.org/calendar/events/1806

Doc Fortnight 2016

February 19-29, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters)

Doc Fortnight, MoMA’s annual international festival of nonfiction film, celebrates its 15th year with 10 days of important new discoveries in documentary cinema. Featuring the New York premieres of recent films by first-time and established artists—many of whom will introduce their work in person—the festival offers fresh ways of seeing and understanding the world. Combining short and feature-length work, Doc Fortnight highlights the growing ambition and experimentation within the documentary field at a time when documentaries are commanding more popular and critical attention than ever.

This year’s Doc Fortnight underscores the founding principle of the festival: that cross-fertilization among experimental, fiction, and nonfiction films enriches our understanding of the increasingly complex world in which we live.