Create DIY films at September First Thursdays event

The Media School Report • Aug. 23, 2017

From 1957-1972, a radical group in France attempted to make political and artistic interventions into what they called “the Spectacle,” our relationship to the commercial mediascape that surrounds us. From their tactics came culture jamming and a particular form of do-it-yourself media. 

Attendees of IU’s September First Thursdays festival will have the opportunity to create their own movies to intervene into “the Spectacle” by drawing and cutting into film stock or re-editing existing film clips at the Wounded Galaxies table. Participants will be able to screen their finished work on a projector.

The First Thursdays festival is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Showalter Arts Plaza.

Wounded Galaxies 1968: Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach Festival and Symposium is a festival of experimental media and academic symposium. Scheduled for Feb. 5-11, 2018, on IU’s campus, the festival will host several public events in the months leading up to the event.

Media School associate professor Joan Hawkins is a member of the event’s organizing committee. The Media School is a co-sponsor.