Electromediascope Winter 2007 Pop Music and Consumer Culture

February 9, 2007—February 23, 2007

Specific Dates: February 9, 16 and 23, 2007

This experimental film, video and new media series is held three-times each year, on select Friday evenings in Atkins Auditorium. Each thematic series extends over three Friday nights and offers viewers a chance to explore works by world-renowned artists. Tickets are free to the public.

The Winter 2007 series is called Pop Music and Consumer Culture and explores the subject of contemporary art, mass media and popular culture. Each program begins at 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: Artists Chris Wilcha, Cory Arcangel and Kristin Lucas begin the critical discourse with three videos that delve into the difficulty of original expression within the mass marketed, pop music industry.

Feb. 16: The series continues its examination of media-driven culture with The Merchants of Cool by Douglas Rushkoff, Ad Vice by Tony Cokes and Synesthesia: Tony Conrad by Tony Oursler.

Feb. 23: Explore filmmaker Jem Cohen’s hauntingly homogenized and corporatized landscape in CHAIN.

Image: CHAIN by Jem Cohen.

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