A few months ago, as previously posted, we hatched an idea to hold a reading/ film screening on the theme of accidental-making. For the visual component of this event, our plan was to screen films made without the will/knowledge of the camera's user; whether it be because the device-holder thought the camera was on "still" mode, because the off button was out of sight, because it was in a too-tight pocket... whatever the reason, these inane videos, we thought, may be of interest when amalgamated.
FOR THIS REASON, WE'RE STILL REQUESTING YOU SEND US ANY/ALL ACCIDENTAL FOOTAGE YOU MAY HAVE TAKEN EVER.
As our event approaches, however, we have become preoccupied (no pun intended), with the political occurrences that surround us here in Oakland and feel it would be imprudent for us to carry on without addressing them. For this reason, we've decided that it's essential that we do our best to reframe our project, to some degree, in light of our current social climate.
FOR THIS REASON, WE ARE ALSO REQUESTING ANY SHORT PIECES OF FOOTAGE YOU MAY HAVE OF RECENT EVENTS.
Recent events, we realize, is an intensely vague statement. However our intention is to sew together our initial exploration and the currently relevant, and so we'd like to keep our minds open to whatever you'd like to submit. Footage involving the occupy movement is our highest priority, but we're also open to screening footage that captures what you find representative of the very contemporary. Our only restriction is that it be shot by you, on a non-professional device, and without any intentional staging.
Instructions for sending us videos are (still) as follows:
1. Go to sendspace.com
2. Hit "browse"
3. Select your video
4. Recipient = "firstname.lastname@example.org"
5. Please send by December 1 at the very latest.
Hope you all are staying safe out there.
Sarah et al
Together, the collective has written one collaborative chapbook (One Hundred), a short play (Breadsongs), has created a variety of visual works, and curated a number of events, detailed on the PROJECTS page.
The collective was formed by Jillian Roberts, Kelsa Trom, and Sarah Rothberg in March 2010. They once resided happily together in Oakland, CA and are now scattered between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.
November 20, 2011