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Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

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after.video realizes the world through moving images and reassembles theory after video. Extending the formats of ‘theory’, it reflects a new situation in which world and video have grown together. This is an edited collection of assembled and annotated video essays living in two instantiations: an online version – located on the web at http://after.video/assemblages, and an offline version – stored on a server inside a VHS (Video Home System) case. This is both a digital and analog object: manifested, in a scholarly gesture, as a ‘video book’.

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It is the summer of 1980 in the German Democratic Republic and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town – her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to wait patiently. Until Andre, her supervisor in the hospital, takes her off course. Are his motives of love or duty to the authorities? The day-to-day pretence, and content supervision slowly take their toll as the tension builds. – iTunes

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This entry was included in Library Stack as part of a collection by Howie Chen

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French documentarian and cinema-essayist Chris Marker reflects on French and international politics, art and culture at the start of the new millennium. In November 2001, the filmmaker became intrigued, as did many other Parisians, by the sudden appearance of

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CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving unprecedented access to Edward Snowden as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA. -iTunes

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City Rising from metahaven on Vimeo. This short video is about “the internet” and the global spread of affective, precarious labor, captured in the notion of love. It is also an homage to Constant Nieuwenhuys, architect of New Babylon. New Babylon was a utopian city for which Constant developed models, plans, and writings throughout the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. New Babylon would give free reign to a life of play, as people would be liberated from the obligation to perform productive and manual labor. Models of New Babylon were filmed as bizarre, beautiful shapes in the foreground of the image. Now ...

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The YouTube Commentary Project invites artist to reflect on existing videos NY based artists Nina Katchadourian comments on a freehand drawing of a perfect circle

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When D (Viv Albertine) and H (Liam Gillick) decide to sell the home they have loved and lived in for two decades, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. The upheaval causes anxieties to surface, and wife and performance artist D struggles to control the personal and creative aspects of her life with H.

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Finding Fanon 2 from David Blandy on Vimeo. Finding Fanon 2, made by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, uses the Grand Theft Auto 5 in-game video editor. Finding Fanon 2 was commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival 2015, supported by Arts Council England. The Finding Fanon series is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation.

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Holly Herndon – Home [Official Video] from RVNG Intl. on Vimeo. Collaboration with Metahaven & Mathew Dryhurst. Released on RVNG Intl. For my debut album Movement, I communicated an intimacy with my laptop. It is my instrument, memory, and window to most people that I love. It is my Home. The ongoing NSA revelations have fundamentally changed this relationship. I entrusted so much in my device. To learn this intimacy had been compromised felt like a grand betrayal. Is everything done privately on my laptop to be considered a public performance? In “Home”, I address that invisible audience. It is a love song for ...

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Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first “took to the blanket” with a “dirty protest” in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.

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Information skies is a poetic psychodrama about VR, written and directed by metahaven in 2016. A combination of live action and animation, the film is a sequel to metahaven’s film project “The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda)”. This new film, released online at informationskies.com, is overlaid with subtitles in different languages, and with interfacial ruins that are distinct for the online environment.

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Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American science fiction action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut. In 2021, Johnny is a “mnemonic courier” with a data storage device implanted in his brain, allowing him to discreetly carry information too sensitive to transfer across the Net, the virtual-reality equivalent of the Internet. While lucrative, the implant has cost Johnny his childhood memories, and he seeks to have the implant removed to regain these; his handler, Ralfi assigns him one more job that would cover the costs of the operation, sending Johnny to Beijing. At the designated place, he finds ...

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Chris Marker has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.

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Raspberry Pi Ad-hoc Video Exhibition built on liblib and liblib-exhib for the Kadist Art Foundation. La Nube Oscura is a mobile video program of contemporary artworks, curated (and carried) by Joseph del Pesco. The program is accessed via wifi and viewed on whatever device you have with you: smartphone, laptop or tablet. The contents of the program continue to change and evolve, so log-in to see what’s currently on view. Please note that headphones are highly recommended for video viewing. There has been some confusion about a variety of new terms recently developed to help us understand parts of the internet that ...

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Mommy is a portrait of the director’s mother before and after her unexpected death. Returning to her childhood home to renovate and sell the house, Maggie discovers secret artifacts from her mother’s life.   This entry was included in Library Stack as part of a collection by Howie Chen.

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To create, for me, is to come up with something new as opposed to destroying,” explains Nairobi-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, whose brightly hued collages, films and installations provoke both aesthetic pleasure and a sense of chaos. “I want to make something in which the viewer can lose themselves, away from the hardness and banality of life, and see what it’s like to be human.”

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  Stephen Vitiello + Steve Roden – One Island Dreams Another from ROOM40 on Vimeo. Recorded as part of their joint residency on Governor’s Island in New York, this edition documents their installation work created for the unique acoustics of the Cornelius Chapel. Like many of the recordings that populate their solo discographies, The Spaces Contained In Each, dwells in a zone of rich textural soundscapes. Distant bells toll at the edges of perception, field recordings flutter amid bursts of modular synth and other electronics. The sound field is constantly evolving and unfolding as layer upon layer of sound draws you deeper into ...

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When artist Frances Stark and Snapchat developer David Kravitz discussed the idea of having sex on stage during a public presentation at the New Museum last spring, it wasn’t entirely surprising. This proposal came as part of Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference, which pairs artists and technologists for a one-day collaboration with the prompt to “make something” and then present it to the public the following day. During their presentation, neither of their bodies was on view on stage (Kravitz came up alone for the Q&A). Instead, they appeared onscreen via a live iMessage conversation. Soon, Kravitz was telling Stark about his ...

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Paganini’s 5th Caprice (spliced together from a few hundred Youtube guitar instructional videos).

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Three virtual shapes rendered by an unseen animator attain sentience. This project considers the building of thought and improv comedy. In computer animation, “primitives” are building blocks for complex shapes. In “Primitive Games”, some simple shapes recently acquired consciousness. This artificial intelligence is neither a romantic projection nor a threat to our way of life. Rather, these bits of code struggle to understand bodies. And love. “Primitive Games” is an abstract, improvised and animated comedy.

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