Produced by the Brooklyn nonprofit UnionDocs, this two-part program combines short works that engage multiple subjects and diverse aesthetic approaches to documentary arts. The first part touches on the history of the organization, its rotating body of participants, and their collaborative exploration of topics as diverse as the death of payphones and the popularity of currywurst. The second is an investigation of myth in contemporary society. This excerpt from a larger ongoing project shares many inspirations, including the experimental laboratory of the Bauhaus and the collection of short but revelatory essays within Roland Barthes's classic 1957 text Mythologies. Presentations by UnionDocs founders Christopher Allen, Executive Director; Jesse Shapins, Kara Oehler, and Johanna Linsley; UnionDocs programmer, Steve Holmgren, and UnionDocs Collaborative participants.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight, 2010: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film
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