Art and Music in Popular Culture

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Includes the following films:

  • Apple GarageBand Auto Tune Demonstration

    2007. USA. Directed by Cory Arcangel. Arcangel renders Jimmy Hendrix's infamous Woodstock performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" unrecognizable using Apple's off-the-shelf pitch-correction software. 3 min.

  • Oh No, Hey, It Had No Feelings, Beat and Perv

    1999. USA. Directed by Aida Ruilova. The artist creates short video loops out of discrete sounds—a breath, the screeching sound of a vinyl record being scratched, a muttered phrase. 7 min.

  • You Are My Sister

    2005. USA. Directed by Charles Atlas. Atlas's video interpretation of a song by Antony and the Johnsons. Approx. 4 min.

  • Hip Hop Guangzhou

    2003. China. Directed by Cao Fei. Workers are lured away from their daily chores and activities by the captivating rhythms of American-style hip hop. 3 min.

  • File Under Sacred Music

    2003. USA. Directed by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard. File Under Sacred Music is a "remake" of an infamous video documenting a 1978 performance by The Cramps for the patients at California's Napa Mental Institute. 5 min.

  • A Little Thought

    2000. USA. Directed by Rodney Graham. 4 min.

  • Ugly Yelp

    2000. USA. Directed by Olaf Breuning. Excitable youths are filmed acting out sequences from various horror movies on a jittery hand-held camera; as a Death Metal soundtrack urges them on. 5 min.

  • NJS

    2001–02. USA. Directed by Seth Price. NJS Map uses animated diagrams to lay out the historical development of one period in pop music, the short-lived but influential genre known as "New Jack Swing." Approx. 3 min.

  • Sonic Youth, "Tunic (Song for Karen)"

    1990. USA. Directed by Tony Oursler. The song and its video, directed by artist Tony Oursler, are about singer Karen Carpenter and her anorexia. Approx. 7 min.

  • Laurie Anderson, "Sharkey's Day"

    1984. USA. Directed and produced by Laurie Anderson. Warner Brothers Records. Video and music produced by multimedia artist Anderson, with art direction by Perry Hoberman and video photography by Dean Winkler. Approx. 5 min.

  • Toni Basil, "Over My Head"

    1984. USA. Directed, choreographed, and produced by Toni Basil. Chrysalis Records. 4 min.

  • The Cars, "Hello Again"

    1984. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol, Don Munro. Produced by Vincent Fremont for Andy Warhol Studio. Elektra Records. Warhol also appears in this music video as a bartender. 5 min.

  • Dominatrix, "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight"

    1984. USA. Directed and produced by Beth B. Choreographed by Barbara Allen. Streetwise Records. One of the great electronic dance numbers of the 1980s. Approx. 4 min.

In the Film exhibition Looking at Music

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