Supposedly Obsolete: MIXTape :: an old media/new media experiment:::
Nisa Asokan & Bean Worley
The AJC downtown presses span three floors of the Marietta St. building. Machines so loud that ear protection is required, each paper takes a ride up thru the floors held firm in clips the shape of a pistol, then make their way to the stacking machines where people tend to their destiny. The presses shut down. The machines are as good as
scrap metal, and the people who worked them also obsolete, supposedly. After 15 years as a professional news librarian, my position was recently eliminated. The entire department was eliminated. Turns out, the entire profession is endangered, and I as a news researcher will
soon be obsolete, supposedly. - Nisa
I took the work of Bill Morrisson's "Decasia," and mixed my videos on top with Nisa's A/V material using our love for old media as a primer. I also took found footage, and built on both Bill Morrison's and Nisa Asokan’s feelings. My idea was to create art with others people's feelings. I found the process to be remarkable. Possibly because I am scared of my own feelings so I mask them. -Bean
Faust/cassette “Gong”, Analog television static, Afro-rican “Give it
All you got”, David Bowie vinyl to digital transfer, AJC stacking
machines, AJC press runs, AJC elevator conversation, Faggotship,
Player Piano circa 1890’s, Wire,
1970’s AM radio GE. Milton Florida dam water, Firefox and 4-Tree “Warning”
Iggy Pop/cassette, AJC Dollars and Sense corpo-meeting, with
selections from Bean’s Archive
Analog television static magnified x10, Analog Video feedback, AJC
stacking machines, AJC collating machines, Rio Plata, Buenos Aires,
Video feedback… Selections from Bill Morrisson uses found footage lost
and neglected in film archives in his 2002 work "Decasia" mixed with
selections from Bean’s Archive. Bill Morrison footage was altered more
than 70% from the original film.
The American collage artist Joseph Cornell, Structural film or "Materialfilm",
Bruce Conner's A Movie (1958) Dialectical montage, Douglas Gordon's
"24 Hour Psycho", Stuart Coopers Overlord, Stan Brackage used found
imagery for his film "Murder Psalm" (1981), Craig Baldwin in his films
"Spectors of the Spectrum", "Tribulation 99" and "O No Coronado",
Bill Morrisson's footage of film archives in his 2002 work "Decasia." Clips from Decasia were directly used in the
making of this film.
Peter Delpeut's "Lyrical Nitrate."
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