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21 NOVEMBER 2014

They Live: sunglasses reveal subliminal capitalist messages

"John Carpenter's They Live (1988), one of the neglected masterpieces of the Hollywood Left, is a true lesson in critique of ideology. It is the story of John Nada–Spanish for 'nothing'! –, a homeless laborer who finds work on a Los Angeles construction site, but has no place to stay. One of the workers, Frank Armitage, takes him to spend the night at a local shantytown. While being shown around that night, he notices some odd behavior at a small church across the street. Investigating it the next day, he accidentally stumbles on several more boxes hidden in a secret compartment in a wall, full of sunglasses. When he later puts on a pair of the glasses for the first time, he notices that a publicity billboard now simply displays the word 'OBEY,' while another billboard urges the viewer to 'MARRY AND REPRODUCE.' He also sees that paper money bears the words 'THIS IS YOUR GOD.' Additionally he soon discovers that many people are actually aliens who, when they realize he can see them for what they are, the police suddenly arrive. Nada escapes and returns to the construction site to talk over what he has discovered with Armitage, who is initially uninterested in his story. The two fight as Nada attempts to convince and then force him to put on the sunglasses. When he does, Armitage joins Nada and they get in contact with the group from the church, organizing resistance. At the group's meeting they learn that the alien's primary method of control is a signal being sent out on television, which is why the general public cannot see the aliens for what they are. In the final battle, after destroying the broadcasting antenna, Nada is mortally wounded; as his last dying act, he gives the aliens the finger. With the signal now missing, people are startled to find the aliens in their midst."

(Slavoj Zizek)

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1988advertising billboardsalien invasion • alien occupation • broadcasting antenna • buy and obey • Cable 54 • capitalist ideologychurchconsumerism • contact lenses • control • critique of capitalism • critique of ideologycult filmcultural critique • drifter • dystopia • homeless labourer • Hooverville • ideology • John Carpenter • Keith David • kick ass and chew bubble gumLos Angelesmass mediamedia consumermedia consumption • Meg Foster • nameless drifter • passive consumptionpervasive advertisingpost-ideological society • prophetic • Roddy Piper • ruling class • satirical film • science fiction • shantytown • Slavoj Zizek • subliminal advertising • subliminal messages • sunglassesThe Perverts Guide to Ideology (2012)They Live (1988)threat • underground organisation • unmasked • watch television

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Simon Perkins
05 AUGUST 2014

ICC × Media Art Chronology 1988 - 2013

"ICC×メディア・アート年表 この年表では,メディア・アートを軸に編集された年表と,ICCの過去の活動の両方を見ることができます"

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1988art museumchartchronological visualisationchronologydiagramdigital media timeline • digital media works • ICC Online • information designinteractive worksmedia art • media art chronology • media art timeline • media culture timeline • net artnew media artnew media art timelineNTT InterCommunication CentertimelineTokyovisualisation

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Simon Perkins
24 NOVEMBER 2013

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

"Expanding on footage of Monk's 1967 tour shot by Christian Blackwood, Charlotte Zwering (Gimme Shelter) has created the definitive filmic portrait of the master bop pianist–composer. This captivating DVD digs deeper into the life of the famously eccentric pianist–composer ...

Straight, No Chaser fleshes out Monk's character considerably – from his harmonic theories to his use of quarter – tones (produced by hitting two adjacent piano keys simultaneously and occasionally even striking the boards with his entire forearm or his foot) to his mysterious relationship with his patron, baroness Nica de Koenigswarter."

(Vlatko, TopDocumentaryFilms.com)

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16mm19671988archive footageavailable light • Barry Harris • bebop • Ben Riley • black and white • Bob Jones • Bruce Ricker • Charlie Rouse • Charlotte Zwerin • Charlotte Zwering • Christian Blackwood • cinema of the streetClint Eastwood • Dick Hyman • direct cinemadissonancedocumentarydocumentary filmeccentricfilm lighting • filmic portrait • Frank Paccione • harmonic • Harry Colomby • improvised methodinfluential creators • jazz great • jazz masterjazz performancejazz pianist • Jimmy Cleveland • John Coltrane • Johnny Griffin • Juilliard School • Larry Gales • live performancelow light • Malpaso Productions • music documentary • music tour • musical genius • Nellie Monk • Nica De Koenigswarter • offbeat • Phil Woods • pianist-composer • pianoportrait • posthumous interview • Ray Copeland • recording sessionrecording studiorehearsal • Samuel Wright • sixties coolsocial realism • Straight No Chaser (1988) • Teo Macero • Thelonious Monk • Tommy Flanagan • Warner Bros

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Simon Perkins
28 OCTOBER 2012

UK Copyright Licensing Agency

"The Copyright Licensing Agency Limited (CLA) are a licensing body as defined by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. CLA was set up in 1983 and is owned by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd. (ALCS) and the Publishers' Licensing Society Ltd. (PLS) to perform collective licensing on their behalf. We also have an agency agreement with the Design and Artists Copyright Society Ltd.(DACS) that enables us to license the copying of artistic works on their behalf. We are a leading member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)."

(Copyright Licensing Agency)

Fig.2 Copyright Licensing Agency (May 2012), "Copyright and The Creative Industries".

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19831988ALCS (acronym) • Alliance Against IP Theft • ALPSP (acronym) • Anti Copying in Design • AOP (acronym) • Association of Authors Agents • Association of Illustrators • Association of Learned and Professional Society • Association of Photographers • Authors Licensing and Collecting Society • BACS (acronym) • BAPLA (acronym) • BCC (acronym) • BECTU (acronym) • Benesh Institute • BIPP (acronym) • booklet • BPI (acronym) • British Academy of Composers and Songwriters • British Actors Equity Association • British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies • British Copyright Council • British Institute of Professional Photography • British Phonographic Industry • broadcast licensing • BSA (acronym) • Business Software Alliance • CCLI (acronym) • Chartered Institute of Journalists • Chartered Society of Designers • Christian Copyright Licensing International • CIoJ (acronym) • CLA (acronym) • collective licensing • copyingcopying of artistic workscopyrightcopyright clearance • copyright compliant • copyright content • Copyright Designs and Patents Act • copyright infringementCopyright Licensing Agency Limited • Copywatch • creative industriesCSDDACSDesign and Artists Copyright Societydigital content licensing • digital publications • Directors UK • Educational Recording Agency • enable copying • Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union • Equity (association) • ERA (acronym) • FACT (acronym) • FAST (acronym) • Federation Against Copyright Theft • Federation Against Software Theft • IFPI (acronym) • IFRRO (acronym) • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations • International Federation of the Phonographic Industries • International PEN • licences • licensing body • licensing of artistic works • MCPS (acronym) • Mechanical Copyright Protection Society • MMF (acronym) • Motion Picture Association • MPA (acronym) • Music Managers Forum • Music Publishers Association • Musicians Union • National Union of Journalists • Newspaper Licensing Agency • NLA (acronym) • NUJ (acronym) • PACT (acronym) • Periodical Publishers Association • Phonographic Performance • PLR (acronym) • PLS (acronym) • Poetry Society • PPA (acronym) • PPL (acronym) • Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television • protecting creativity • Public Lending Right • Publishers Association • Publishers Licensing Society • Publishers Licensing Society Ltd. • Publishing Scotland • rewarding creators • Royal Academy of Arts • Royal Photographic Society • royalties • RPS (acronym) • Society of Authors • The Ordnance Survey • The Performing Right Society • UKUK Intellectual Property Office • UK Music (organisation) • Writers Guild of Great Britain

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Simon Perkins
25 OCTOBER 2012

Te Wei's Feelings of Mountains and Waters

"Shan shui qing ('Feelings of Mountains and Waters') finished production in 1988. This water/ink animation was Te Wei's [特伟] fourth and final major production, and is in many ways fittingly so. 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters' is a masterpiece. The film runs slightly under twenty minutes, moving the viewer through an emotional journey cleanly articulated by deep and vivid imagery, wrought with incredible artistic purity.

The film's subject is a young girl, whom ferrying an aging man across a river, generously nurses him to better health after witnessing him collapse on the shoreline. In 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters,' Te Wei uses earthy watercolors and craggy puffs of ink to maneuver hillsides, paths, valleys, and waterfalls. He uses the high–values where the ink ends and the paper begins not as an artifact of the landscape, but as the landscape itself. The watercolor paintings move and flourish, the water and ink are the animation; and the rosy–cheeked girl, through muted conversation with the humble old man, learns to play a plucked, string instrument under the quiet and almost sentient backdrop of the mountainous milieu.

Te Wei served as general director for 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters,' and retired after its completion, at the time well into his seventies. The film deservedly earned multiple awards, including high honors from international film festivals in Montreal and Shanghai. In 1995, the global professional animation community ASIFA honored Te Wei with a Lifetime Achievement Award."

(Aaron H. Bynum, 12th February 2010, p.3, Animation Insider)

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19882D animation • aging man • ancient instrument • animationblack and whitecreative practicecultural heritage • earthy watercolours • emotional journey • Feelings of Mountains and Waters • female protagonistfish • folk narrative • folk story • folk tale • folkloregirlhand-drawninklandscapemark makingmonkeymonotonemusical instrumentmusiciannational cultural identities • national cultural identity • national heritageold manpaintingpaperPeoples Republic of Chinapioneering animatorriver • Shan shui qing • Shanghai Animation Studios • Shanghai Film Studios • Te Wei • traditional painting • traditional techniquesvisual designvivid imagerywater and inkwater/ink animationwatercolour painting • whistle • young girl • zheng (instrument)

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Guannan (cassie) Du
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