Category: Media archives

TPC The Pirate Cinema

In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” reveals the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing. The project is presented as a monitoring room, which shows Peer-to-Peer transfers happening in real time on networks using the BitTorrent protocol. The installation produces an arbitrary cut-up of the files currently being exchanged. Users […]

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Alÿs Reel-Unreel

Download the most recent video from Francis Alÿs here: All video’s (but some) are under Creative Commons / share alike / non commercial. Reel-Unreel, in collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi, was commissioned by Documenta 13. Kids role reels of film through the streets. “In 2001 the Taliban burned films from the Afghan […]

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Radical Video Library Radical Video Library is a non-profit D.I.Y. project, that has put as its goal to spread the word in form of “the video”. We will try to bring here various genres from different perspectives and subcultures. We try to focus especially on anarchy, protests, riots, ecology, animal liberation, peak oil, antifascist struggle, human rights […]

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Open Freely Available (and sometimes) Freely Usable Video

The EU screen website “aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural history. It will create access to over 30,000 items of programme content and information, and it will prove valuable to the widest range of cultural, educational and recreational users.” All the video’s are posted under the […]

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Open Source Video ?

On 22 september, we showed some films in our freshly opened Libre Video Lab, which is part of Constant Variable, Constant’s new lab building dedicated to F/LOSS art, on Rue Gallait 80 in Schaarbeek, Brussels. We showed some video’s that were in their own way give meaning to the ‘open’ in ‘open source’ video. The […]

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Reenacting The Liberation of Our People

From Artist Mark Tribe organised a public reenactment of a speech originally given by activist and Black Panther Party member Angela Davis at DeFremery Park in Oakland, California on November 12, 1969. Davis makes the case for a united movement that links imperialism abroad with domestic oppression. She calls for the withdrawal of U.S. […]

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Code Rush

(1) wikipedia: Code Rush is a 1998 documentary following the lives of a group of Netscape engineers in Silicon Valley. It was shot during a time of flagging company fortunes, the initial release of the Mozilla code as an open source project, and the friction of an impending AOL-Netscape merger. The documentary depicts Netscape programmers […]

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For immediate redistribution

20 open source movies, that can immediately be re-edited and -distributed. (From

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Open Images

Open Images is an open media platform that offers online access to a selection of audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse.

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2008: Man with a movie camera

Image left: Vertov, image right uploaded by Jerome Ming, Hanoi Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake is a participatory video-work to which people around the world are invited to contribute by capturing videos that interpret the original shots of Vertov’s film Man With A Movie Camera and upload them to the website. The […]

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