As part of Conversations at the Edge (at the Gene Siskel Film Center) jonCates is organizing a screening of worx from the Phil Morton Memorial Archive along side remix’d worx from the archive by contemporary new media artists (including worx sourced from an open call on the screenings tumblr). This Thursday (March 7, 8 pm) From the press nfoz:
Chicago video pioneer Phil Morton (1945-2003) anticipated remix in his genre-defying individual and collaborative projects that share characteristics with what we now call “New Media” today. Radically open, committed to process, collaborative, contentious, and charismatic; Morton embodied what he dubbed COPY-IT-RIGHT. An alternative to copyright, this ethic encourages making, sharing, remixing, and distributing media art, its systems, and technologies. To illuminate Morton’s continued influence and inspiration, Jon Cates, founder of the Phil Morton Memorial Archive, asked an international roster of contemporary video and new media artists to remix, rework, and re-imagine Morton’s original tapes. This program interweaves Morton’s work with his remixes, resulting in a generous mash-up of past, present, proto-digital and cyber psychedelic. Presented in collaboration with the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. This program is generously supported by the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation.
screening includes new worx by, Yoshi Sodeoka, Jennifer Chan, Emilie Gervais, Akihiko Taniguchi, Constant Dullaart, Rick Silva and myself. I made a [re]mix/make of my favorite Phil Morton piece (and quite frankly one of my favorite pieces of video art ever) General Motors. Below Part1 of General Motors from the Phil Morton Memorial Archive && above a kinda ‘trailer’ for [re]mix/make Apple Computers, with some footage I had to cut from the final version of the video.