Between Art and Activism

a lecture by Katharina Jesberger (Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory)

video collectives in the 70s – lecture and panel discussion

My lecture will provide an introduction to some of the world-wide spread video movements of the 70s, their ideas, their strategies, their activities, focusing primarily on the Italian Laboratorio di Comunicazione Militante (Laboratory of Militant Communication), who concentrated on the language of mass media. In the panel I want to invite you to discuss the analogies and differences to hackerspaces and activism today, given the changes in social context and technological development on one hand and the similar contemporary issue on the other (e.g. surveillance, manipulation of media messages through visual codes etc.).

Written by selena on April 25th, 2011

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