B Media Variety Show


Multimedia Projects

A project in collaboration with B Media Collective, this crowd-sourced film series mashes up documentaries, comedy skits and found internet footage and remixes it into thematic episodes. Using crowd sourced material, and community led processes to determine relevant episode themes, the result is a video “variety show” of epic local and global significance.

#6: RzUP: The Cure-all for Electile Dysfunction

No matter who’s elected, the system wins, so we may as well die bold (laughing). Electile Dysfunction is 45 minutes of remix video art bringing you the best political gaffes and education money can’t buy: The damned lies of Margaret Thatcher, communities resisting foreclosure and gentrification by taking back their homes, candidates like Vermin Supreme who are not, unfortunately, on your ballot, the scary history of the 14th Amendment and how it brought us corporate personhood, and breaking news about the Post Office’s new proposal to deliver mail by F16s.

#5: Occupation Nation

An hour-long movie of remixed shorts that explore the philosophical roots of the recent movement of the 99%. As zombie banksters threaten to consume all that’s left of our spectacular society, B Media’s fifth video variety show showcases the mycelia network of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Deeply rooted in historical and international precedents that have the potential to turn toxic assets and discarded derivatives into new communities where shared vision and collective decision making empowers us all.

#4: Freedumb Fries

This stuper-sized serving of Freedumb Fries is comedy of terrors featuring Beyonc? home videos gone wrong, homeless camp ins at the the famous rose-petals-covering-horse-poop Rose Parade, the story of anti-war veteran Brian Willson, and an animated guide to counterinsurgency by a budding scholar. We decided to Super-size this edition to include spotlights on In Other Wordsapos; lending library, a visionary community effort by the last non-profit feminist bookstore in the country, and a feature on the recent crackdown on public art murals in Portland, and the artists who just keep on painting.

#3: Earth Day, Inc.

This episode mixes and mashes indigenous and environmental rights struggles against the Alberta Tar Sands project in Hood River, the Bank of America’s financing of dirty coal, City Repair’s Earth Day festival, the economic justice rally in solidarity with Wisconsin, and ties it together with Slingshot’s radical history of April (the cruelest month), an unexpected visit by a cadre of Unemployed Superheros… and YouTube cat videos.

#2: A Day Called X

Portland under Nuclear Attack, Bombs rain down on Libya, Remembering 8 years of invasion, Terrorist organizations at City Hall, Men behind curtains, Bradley Manning in the clink, Biomass action, Nuclear tea, Atomic animation, Outsourcing to Korea, Oliver North, Rayguns and assassins and Drive in theaters.

#1: Solidarity 4-Ever!

The first of a monthly media mash of forgotten histories, breaking stories and beautified b-roll. Includes drive-in theater, student wave of global action, wheels and levers of the machine at berkeley, walking like egyptians, wobbly pickets, scared shitless, captured capitols, john wayne, bootleggun, oranges and endtrails.

 

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