Event info

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30pm



Remixing the News

The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at the Hamon Arts Library, in collaboration with KERA and Dallas VideoFest, present a preview screening of “Remixing the News,” an upcoming episode in KERA’s Frame of Mind series. This long-running, local series features a collection of independent documentaries and shorts, highlighting Texas-based artists and filmmakers working just outside the mainstream. The program, now in its 25th year, is produced, curated and hosted by the artistic director for the Video Association of Dallas, Bart Weiss, and offers a platform to creators whose visions might never be seen.

The episode “Remixing the News” features work by local artists, including the Jones Collection’s moving image curator Jeremy Spracklen and former SMU art faculty member Michael Morris. Culled from over 100 hours of 16mm footage from the Jones Collection’s own WFAA Newsfilm archive, these shorts reappropriate, recontextualize and deconstruct media images of the 1960s and 1970s, as a way to not only understand the radical cultural and historical shifts of this tumultuous era, but also to spotlight how the media processes and presents these changes, for better or worse.

Following the screening, Weiss will host a Q & A with several of the show’s contributing artists to discuss their work.


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