We’re so delighted to announce that the Supercut program shown last Spring is going to be re-screened in expanded form at Ridge Space in Oakland!
pictured: Still from Duncan Robson’s Percussive Maintenance.
The Expanded Supercut is a program of short videos that employ appropriated footage to create works with conceptual rigor, exquisite editing, and pop culture critique. These works push the boundaries of the genre known as the “supercut”, which Wikipedia defines as “a fast-paced montage of short video clips that obsessively isolates a single element from its source, usually a word, phrase, or cliche from film and TV”. The works are born out of influences as diverse as experimental film history, youtube fan videos, and conceptual art.
Inspired by the Great Wall Screening in Spring 2015, curated by Christina Yglesias and FICTILIS, the program serves as an exploration of how this approach to popular culture has both shaped and been shaped by contemporary artistic practices.
Works by Duncan Robson, Jesse McLean, Jacob T. Swinney, Kate Rhoades, Jesse Kaminsky, Edward Ramsay-Morin, Jess Smith, LJ Frezza, Adam Lucas, and Christina Yglesias.
Entry is a sliding scale of $5-15 dollars, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.