3/29/12 | 6:00-8:00PM
Occupy the Media
What role does media play in the making of OWS? What could useful OWS media be? How do we understand this movement through its media? How does the “alternative public sphere” of OWS differ from the media of other global movements?
How does a movement that choses to rethink representative democracy approach representational strategies and tactics? Bring your practice and share.
Martin Lucas is a videomaker and media activist living in Brooklyn, whose work explores the links of the technological with languages of control and forms of resistance. As an early member of Paper Tiger Television Collective, Martin was one of the producers of The Gulf Crisis Television Project in 1991. His career as a filmmaker include works looking at urban crisis and the militarization of culture including Earlier Incident, featured at the 2009 Niet Normaal Exhibition in Amsterdam and Treatment Plan recently featured at the Videoart.net Festival in New York. His work has been seen at locales including the Buena Vista Arts Center, San Francisco, the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, The Knitting Factory, The New York Film Festival and the Ars Electronica, Linz. For the last several years Martin has worked with Story Workshop in Malawi, Southern Africa, helping to develop production around gender violence, food security, and AIDS awareness, and is currently finishing a film about the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
Martin teaches video and new media production in the Film and Media Studies Department at Hunter College, City University of New York where he recently headed the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program. He has a BFA in film from New York University, and an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Art.
For more information: www.martinlucas.net
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