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The Dogs of Space

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 22, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: NEWS & REVIEWS

A short dramatizing the launch of two Soviet space dogs, Belka and Strelka, into orbit. This narrative fuses documentary, scientific, fictional and abstract glitch footage into a composite story.





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Altered States, Coastal Currents 2015

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 20, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

Altered Statesis an immersive multi-screen show of the latest experimental film and video work curated by the Hastings-based filmmakers Toby Tatum and Mark French. Altered States features moving image by over seventy of the most fascinating international moving image practitioners working today, much of it unseen in the UK.

This exhibition includes the fruits of a worldwide search for works that articulate film's power to initiate heightened states of consciousness, transporting us across the threshold into a mind-expanding visionary state. The programme features a selection of cutting edge films that imaginatively reshape the base materials of the everyday world into something rich and strange..




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Unseen Zinema 3 Program June 19

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 13, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

Unseen Zinema 3 llega a su fin y qu mejor manera de celebrarlo que con una fiesta por todo lo alto. El ao que viene volveremos, pero antes queremos divertirnos como nos merecemos, con cine y msica.




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Notes on Glitch

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 11, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL

Here is a scan of some notes on Glitch [pdf] from 2009 that might be of interest.






 
On Cultural Authority

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 14, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: working notes

Cultural authority seems a nebulous concept. At the same time it is easily understoodwe recognize it immediately when reading the program for any festival, screening, exhibitioneven though the force it exerts remains hidden within the curatorial choices on displayas the specific form these choices present.




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