For at least a year now, I have been in the background of my cohort, and SoundLab alum, Pod’s XLT project, throwing links his way that might flesh out his vision, keeping up with his blog entries on his XLT experiences, giving him ideas for his presentations, etc. Finally, XL Terrestrials will hit the Valencia Way here in the Mission District with all the force of a mountain of tape and celluloid. This will give us all a new way to question the media that leaks into our lives, takes over our eyes and fingers, and gives us new freedoms as it takes away old ones.
Pod’s XLT project is a live organism, constantly changing. I invite you to check it out, and question your connection to you, me, and the community you live in.
The XL Terrestrials present
“THE TRANSMIGRATION OF CINEMA”
May 16, 2007
New College Theater
777 Valencia Street
$5, no one turned away
Now into a second century of both cinema and psychoanalysis, the state of the world, and culture as a whole, appear to be slipping into a “Military Entertainment Complex” and maybe it’s time to ask: “What are we doing in there?!”
The Transmigration of Cinema is a screening program ranging from art flix to mainstream movies to guerrilla media to ubiquitous online effluvium, all presented in an open forum theater as an interactive and self-diagnostic application that will tell us if we are still connected to human consciousness, and how might we still access a liveable “Operating System” based on un-programmed desires, community and individuation.
The XL Terrestrials, a team of unlicensed psycho-media analysts and illegitimate art practitioners from San Francisco, Berlin and beyond, present this cinematic, theatrical and ecological examination of movies, mass media, the internet, and You, the human species, in the midst of an epic-scale VIRTUAL MIGRATION.
Recently back from their “Psychomedia Capital” tours in SoCal and eastern Europe and Balkan region research expeditions, the XL Terrestrials bring their show to San Francisco with an incredible collection of “no border” cinema in combination with strategies for disengaging the “OS – Spectacle 2.0” in times of war, hypermarkets, and virtual cul de sacs.
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[ note: This is not a fixed program, but a Live and interactive session ]
Possible playlist includes:
Excerpts from the outer limits of Other Cinema’s DVD catalogue, Guerrilla News Network, Atmo Films (Se), a preview from the latest Adam Curtis series – “The Trap”, Slavoj Zizek and Sophie Fienne’s “Pervert’s Guide To Cinema”, and a variety of shorts and animations ranging from ResFest and Ars Electronica selections to the global video activism and indymedia circuit, etc.
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More info about XL Terrestrials, tours,
and the theory of Transmigration Of Cinema
And an article on Otherzine
re: the eastern europe and balkan tour
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Hope you can spread the word and join us May 16th!
Pod p. and the XL Terrestrials