Electricity is on the move. So, too, is language. The 'Lectric Collective is interested in orchestrating collisions between the language arts and other art forms, to re-establish a kinetic relationship among them, and to ignite artistic mobility through its diverse contemporary vehicles. We are devoted to process and the healthy continuation of artistic junctions.

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.

December 18, 2011

Video Post

Oh hello! If you missed our last event (or if you came), enjoy these videos that were screened:

(This composition is composed of clips shot by accident on personal devices. The montage served as an introduction to the event, presenting and questioning these seemingly unmediated media relics in relation to digital recording as objective documentation.)

(This video is composed of clips shot of the Occupy Movement on consumer devices. As the central video of the event, it broached the subject of framing as subjectivity in documentation.)

(The above video consists of clips that incorporate footage of the Occupy Movement from personal media devices. Played at the conclusion of the event, this video gestures at a largely inconclusive line of questioning: is the quality of empowerment that accessible personal-media making devices seem to offer reversed when inserted into a formalized structure? Is that structure ever-present innately in all media? Or, is the power to co-opt similarly deracinated because of the availability of footage and editing tools?)