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Media About Media About Media: The Negativland Story

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This film follows Negativland from their first incarnation in a suburban bedroom to performing on stages across the globe. From creating the handmade first record release to being sued by one of the largest record companies in the world for copyright infringement. The film highlights interviews with band members David Wills, Mark Hosler, Peter Conheim, Don Joyce, Jon Leidecker, Steev Hise, and Tim Maloney. With live performance footage from the early 80s to recent performances. The film illustrates how the band is never stagnating, every changing and evolving with the times. Since 1980 Negativland have been creating records, CDs, video, fine art, books, radio and live performance using appropriated sounds, images, objects, and text. Mixing original materials and original music with things taken from corporately owned mass culture and the world around them. Their work is now referenced and taught in many college courses in the US, has been written about and mentioned in over 150 books (including “No Logo” by Naomi Klein, “Media Virus” by Douglas Rushkoff).