British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Digital Underground, The

Synopsis
Programmes of video and computer-generated work.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. col. 87, 73, 60, 76 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
out of distribution
Documentation
Accompanying educational/publicity materials.
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
electronic art; video art

Credits

Director
Brian Springer; Craig Baldwin

Sections

Title
Sonic outlaws by Craig Baldwin
Synopsis
1: Using a scattershot mix of interviews and various sourced footage, Craig Baldwin's documentary provides an introduction to the activities of a cross-section of US 'media hackers' whose sophisticated re-working of intercepted or otherwise sampled materi

Title
Fuzzy logic
Synopsis
2: Shorts reflecting recent electronic image work, with a fast-paced futuristic look deriving as much from the club scene as from the iconography of the computer game. Features pieces from Butler Brothers, Tony Hill, George Barber, and Thomas Napper and M

Title
Long live the new flesh
Synopsis
3: Digital image and techno-performance work which reveals the extent to which the body is being eclipsed by the influence of new technology. While some pieces toy with the fantasy of escaping to a free-floating virtual existence, others portray a cold po

Title
Spin by Brian Springer
Synopsis
4: Brian Springer's documentary presents a darkly humorous angle on the 1992 US presidential election, piecing together from intercepted satellite material a testament to the interpenetration of politics and the modern televisual media.

Production Company

Name

Film and Video Umbrella

Distributor

Name

Film and Video Umbrella

Email
info@fvu.co.uk
Web
http://www.fvu.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7407 7755
Fax
020 7407 7766
Address
8 Vine Yard
London
SE1 1QL

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