Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oporto apresenta #7

Sonic Outlaws by Craig Baldwin
16mm transfer to DVD NTSC,87min, 1995

Craig Baldwin (1952) is an American experimental filmmaker. He uses found footage and images from the mass media to undermine and transform the traditional documentary.
In 1991, Negativland sampled an audiotape of Casey Kasem mixed with samples from a U2 song. In a highly publicized case, U2's label, Island Records, charged Negativland with copyright and trademark infringement for appropriating the letter U and the number 2, even though U2 had in turn borrowed its name from the Central Intelligence Agency spy plane. Sonic Outlaws, is a fragmented, gleefully anarchic documentary approach to the Negativland / U2 incident, expanding upon the ideas behind Negativland's guerilla recording tactics.

"Here is your chance for an obnoxious and appropriate response to corporate music greed."

Sat. May 24th 2008, 10.30 pm

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