Voy a estar organizando un festival de cortos jaladitos, todo al rededor de la idea del internet como una fuente infinita de vainas raghonnphilas. Si estan por la zona, lleguense. Flyer por El Deluxor.
“Borges wrote about an infinite library that could contain every possible variation in literary format, each one different due to the most minuscule change of characters and punctuation. Even though most of the books would be gibberish, the library would also contain, somewhere, every masterpiece ever written, and every possible permutation of those cultural classics. Today, that fictional idea seems to be coming to life with the ever-growing expansion of the Internet as a tool, medium and archive for artistic creation. Through the effective use of a search engine we can have access to renowned works of art, be exposed to forms completely new to us, and witness all the remixing and reshaping that takes place in a highly networked society. “Peer to peer” communities have made universally accessible, that which in other times was subject to the politics and market of arts and entertainment; and in that process have created a limitless database of the worlds intellectual treasures. We are talking not only of a different physical modality of distribution, but of an entire different reality for creativity and the consumption of culture, one in which the great auteurs and amateurs live in a common symbolic space, where none holds privilege over the other. Of course, every great shift of zeitgeist brings with it the birth pains of a new time; we face mayor debates around issues of legality, artist compensation and the general hope of our culture (lets not forget that the librarians of The Library of Babel were destined to madness)… but we will not worry about this now. We want this to be a place that celebrates the benefits of this anarchy. We want a night to rejoice in the gifts that this infinite cesspool of digital humanity has to offer us. We want a night of popcorn and weird movies.
So come join us this Wednesday November 30th at Tishman Auditorioum for a film screening of alternative media found in the most remote corners of the internet, ranging from exquisite works of avant garde film to low brow comedies made out of found footage and tape recorders.
This is just the first selection to start thing out. Students are welcome to propose curated selections for other Babel’s Tower screenings (maybe “Experimental Animation night” or “Bollywood Avant Garde”?), and the Bricollab initiative will be there taking proposals for artistic initiatives for 2012. So come, drink, connect, make friends and enjoy trippy movies.”