Inspired by Ron Hardy’s disco re-edits, Michael Marranda’s revised literary texts and Richard Prince’s appropriated photographs, our film is composed entirely from footage taken from D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary on the 1967 Monterey Pop music festival. Instead of using the iconic footage of the performances, we chose to focus on the audience, the colourful participants who we feel are the real spirit of the film. Our edit of the film attempts to revise the demise and failure of 60’s counterculture by focusing on rhythm, participation and unity rather than spectacle and consumerism. The film has a completely new soundtrack by Vowls, which uses the tropes of 60’s psychedelic music re-contextualized as contemporary dance music.
Re-edit by Naomi Hocura
Soundtrack by Vowls members Adam Trozzolo & Brandon Hocura