The New McLennium


Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: Animation, Consumer culture, Crime or Violence, Future, Surveillance, Technology

The New McLennium

As the expansiveness of video and its accompanying new technologies continues to transform our culture and our world, another historical tension is developing—not unlike the technological revolution seen at the last turn of the century. That tension is felt, analyzed, and articulated in all of these recent experimental videos—a tension oscillating between the expansive promise of global communications that inspire new freedoms and social patterns on one hand, and the use of new media forms to simply reinforce existing hierarchies and capitalistic power structures on the other. The spectre of a "brave new world" looms on the horizon—one that is sanitized, homogenized, commodified, and Americanized: the new McLennium.

Curated by Mindy Faber.

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Jesse Drew


1995 | 00:08:20

Displaying a broad range of Golden Age Hollywood animation, Manifestoon is an homage to the latent subversiveness of cartoons. Though U.S. cartoons are usually thought of as conveyors of capitalist…

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Tags: Animation, Consumer culture, Hollywood, Marxism, Media Analysis, Politics

Alex Rivera


1997 | 00:26:45

An experimental video about immigration. Looking at the potato (which was first cultivated in Peru) Papapapá paints a picture of a vegetable that has traveled and been transformed—following the…

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Tags: Family, Holiday, Post-colonialism

Meena Nanji

It Is a Crime

1996 | 00:05:23

Using footage from mainstream British and Hollywood films, and excerpts from a poem by Shani Mootoo, this video explores the impact of cultural imperialism and the erasure of language—residual tools…

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Tags: Asian-American, Post-colonialism

Most of the moving images produced for science, industry, commerce, and medicine are seen only by specialized audiences, and are then discarded soon after they are made. Rumour Of True Things is…

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Tags: Found Footage, Future, Surveillance

A documentary video about the B.I.T. Suicide Box — a motion-triggered camera developed by the Bureau of Inverse Technology (a private information agency), and installed within range of the Golden…

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Tags: Death and Dying, Future, Surveillance

Ken Kobland

Shanghaied Text

1996 | 00:19:47

A self-described “collage piece” of “stolen images,” Shanghaied Text starts with quiet Montana landscapes, among which are views of a powerful dam. When the dam breaks loose you find yourself “…

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Tags: Future, Landscape

Tran, T. Kim-Trang


1997 | 00:20:00

This video highlights several narratives concerning video surveillance—not to reiterate the conventional privacy argument but rather to engage the desire to watch surveillance materials and society’s…

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Tags: Asian-American, Crime or Violence, Future, Surveillance, City, Technology