Call it a free-for-all: a carnival of intellectual freedom.
This Friday, April 11th, one day following the sneak-peak
world premiere of his new film Mock up on Mu at the Gene
Siskel Film Center, agitprop cut-up master Craig Baldwin will
play tag with hacker supremes Jon Cates and I Milwaukee Ave.
3rd FL – a half block southeast of the Damen Blueline Stop).
This really will be a situation you won’t want to miss!
The first part of this double-header is a program of guerilla
theatre video documentation, newscast cut-ups, and other misc.
acts of takin’ it to the man – a video series called Blows
Against the Empire (no, not the Jefferson Starship album – but
still conceptual nonetheless) presented by our guest Agent Baldwin.
But that’s not all, as if a talk by Baldwin and a screening of
Blows isn’t enough to make you rally against the neo-cons,
corporations, and the subtle advancement of neo-liberal
globalization. Jon Cates will climb out from underneath his
tenure-track paperwork and step up to the mic. to introduce the
conceptual audio/video trio I Love Presets. DIY Chicago hacker
and circuit-breakers that are part of the ever-evolving
Situations like these usually spring people into action. For
that reason, I would expect a number of people to interact with
the program. Several people have already mentioned they’d like
to announce upcoming cultural interventions of some sort or another.
If you have something to announce or plan of action,this is the
type of gathering you’d find support for your project. And remember,
internationally renowned artists are supposed to paint over billboards,
remix and rebroadcast newscasts, hack radio waves and mainframes,
it’s a social responsibility.
This event starts at 8pm. And, it’s about sharing, so bring snacks
or beverages (the good kind). There will be a $5 suggested donation
– people have to pay the bills, but no one will be turned away.
Besides, it’s still half the price you’d pay to see the premiere of
Street Kings at the multi-plex.
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Friday, April 11, 2008 8PM
Craig Baldwin: Blows Against the Empire
I Love Presets: Live A/V
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Labels: 2008 Shows