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46+ years after Debord wrote "...the heart of the unrealism of the real society...," a nine-year-old child is instructed to repeatedly recite thesis #6 from The Society of the Spectacle. The recitations are re-mixed at one-second...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: marxism, philosophy, video games, youth/childhood

2013 | 23:25
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The Battle of Karbala (680) resulted in the death of Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and all his supporters. This battle is central to Shi'a Muslim belief in which the martyrdom of Hussein is mourned by an annual commemoration, Ashura....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, middle east, religion/spirituality, ritual, war

Shuddhabrata Sengupta: An Interview
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In this interview, Indian artist Shuddhabrata Sengupta (b. 1968) discusses his role in the initiation of the Raqs Media Collective, a Delhi-...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: activism, art collective, artist spaces, asian-american, conceptual art, documentation, interview, language, vdb interviews

2014 | 11:14
Kent Lambert, RECKONING 3
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RECKONING 3 is the first in a series of investigations into:

1. Terror and wonder in big-budget virtual worlds

2. The mutability, fragility and loneliness of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: consumer culture, found footage, hollywood, video games

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