25 years ago, the Reagans spoke out on drugs
, and they were, rather surprisingly, in support of a variety of substances. This wasn't a new video showing a sudden change of heart, but the work of two years, editing a longer speech to the nation
that was originally broadcast in 1986. The new video couldn't be seen on TV, but was shared, traded, and bootlegged on VHS tapes
. The case was originally labeled "A uniquely edited version of a real televised address to the American people," noting that it was made by Cliff Roth, an audio/visual geek and teacher who had access to a high quality film reel and audio source, plus the time and resources to make a piece of "editing art"
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 5, 2013 -
'It's probably easy today to dismiss Negativland's
activities as trifle, banal or plain stupid. They probably wouldn't be too uncomfortable with that, as they rarely claimed to go beyond the softest platitudes of the entertainment biz. No Other Possibility
(1989, 58 mins, .avi d/l link
), their first video work, showcases the band at a career threshold, before their U2ploitation
move and just after their Christianity hoax
. It typically explores the debris of American pop culture, dealing with automobile fetishism, televised preaching, halloween traditions, Marlboro masculinity, soft drinks and MTV.' [more inside]
posted by item
on Nov 30, 2012 -
How To Fake An Atomic Bomb Blast On Public Television.
] This past June, the early-morning live weather report on Prague television station CT2 was being delivered on top of live panning sweeps of the beautiful Czech Republci countryside and a seemingly par-for-the-course summery day. But as NYT reported today, "Then came the nuclear blast.
" The immediate reaction by the viewing public? Somewhere between a semi-collective shrug and minimally raised eyebrow. Yet months later, CR art-prankster group ZTOHOVEN
[Czech] are presently enjoying international attention and wide-spread accolades for this classic piece of culture-jamming. [more inside]
posted by humannaire
on Jan 24, 2008 -
"Remember what your favorite pub or cafe was like before they put in the TV screens
, the "international campaign against television", has teamed up with the makers of TV-B-Gone
, the key chain that turns off any television, to reclaim these public spaces. And they are recruiting an army
for direct action.
The White Dot website offers a form
to enter the names of ruined eating and drinking establishments.
Nominate the most diners and you win a TV-B-Gone
(there will be 200 winners).
Then, during TV-Turnoff Week
(April 25 through May 1, 2005) you can join the Ruined Diner
Liberation Army and zap these cafes back to life, leaving propaganda behind some of it disguised as menus.Other plans for TV-turnoff week here.
posted by boo
on Mar 22, 2005 -
Tired of listening to the music that The Man thinks you should be hearing? Think that kids should wear what they want to wear, even if certain ballet-dancing-snobs disagree? Sick of being forced to spell the words "skater" and "boy" like your teachers told you to in high school? Then the Avrilution
is for you. [more inside]
posted by UKnowForKids
on Jan 23, 2003 -
Adbusters TV launched.
Everyone's favourite culture jammers
are looking for your video contributions.
"The next time you and your friends organize a street party, liberate a billboard, shoot an indy documentary, or throw a
pie into the ugly face of authority, we want people worldwide to catch it the next day
There is an inaugural contest
to get the content flowing. They are looking for video, audio, and animation in three categories: Direct Action
(jams, spoofs, pranks, protests); Epiphanies (personal works); and Mini-Documentaries.
posted by boost ventilator
on Aug 7, 2002 -
A wonderful culture jamming project. I was involved in the early stages, back when it was initially being discussed. I can't believe that they actually made it happen! The DropLift
site itself provides all the materials necessary to get involved.
posted by aladfar
on Sep 27, 2000 -
is Adbusters' cover article this month. The story exposes the development of these legal fictions that are becoming more powerful than nations and suggests ways to bring them back under civil control.
posted by sudama
on Aug 14, 2000 -