Thessa´s Birthday Party in Hamburg - “Mein 16!” - "Thessa´s Sweet 16" - "Thessa 2011"
A teenage girl in Germany forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook, leading to over 15,000 RSVP confirmations by random users on the social networking site. More than 1,500 guests showed up. 100 police officers, some on horses, struggled to keep the crowd under control.
Broadcast on CNN, ZDF, ARD, NDR, etc.
More footage with additional Interviews in German
Copyright 2011: Steven Hutchings
Thousands of people from all over Europe and the World have converged around Lake Geneva to protest against the G8 meeting 2003 in Evian. A peacefull visit was payed to the WTO headquarters in Geneva to show resistance against the privatization of water under the GATS treaty. A lage group of protesters was held on the bridge Pont du Mont Blanc by Swiss and German Police.
This footage was first shown on the Geneva 03 Live Stream. Geneva 03 was part of the of the Independent Media Center (Indymedia.org) based at at L´Usine cultural center.
English (German subtitles)
Copyright 2001: Steven Hutchings
Stan Vanderbeek (1927-1984) experimented with the interaction of man and the Intermedia-Network of film, TV, video and computer graphics. He subverted the industrialized mass-media by revealing their structure in his works.
At first he used collages of magazine- and newspaper imagery or painted directly onto the film. In 1963 he set up the "Movie-Drome", a multiprojection enviroment. The idea was to set up centers like this all over the world and to network them via satellite, enableling intercultural communication between artist communities.
In 1966 he produced computer films with Kenneth Knowlton from Bell Telephone Laboratories (now AT&T). He also worked as "Artist in Residence" at WGBH TV in Boston, at NASA and at the M.I.T. Center for Advanced Visual Studies. As seen in this documentary Vanderbeek explored the man-machine graphical interface and produced works of great beauty.