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EMPIRE

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In this short curated series that i'll call Blogging TV, we will have a look at some of the previous moving images Memefest submissions now all published at MEMETV. Here is the first one:

Empire is a 1 minute long video sequence of still webcam images of the \"Europa Center\" - Berlin - downloaded from the web and re-processed in Italy. Audio track is a sonic montage of fields recordings from public records archives, issued on line under Creative Commons licenses, and a \"cut-up\" from several movies.
A technological - disciplinary gaze on the un-humanity of urban landscape against which stands the multitude of lives, voices and desires. In this perspective Berlin is a sort of paradigm-city of a new global model crossed by conflicts and contradictions.
The critical re-use of rough materials from the \"mediascape\" against dominant representational practices is a possible answer to our condition.
rick niebe

ps: This video was submitted to Memefest 2006 and got curated in to the special selection




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