Mark Hosler is a founding member of Negativland
. At CTM he make a the 90-minute film/lecture presentation NEGATIVLAND - OUR FAVORITE THINGS. Made in by Negativland in collaboration with various other experimental filmmakers, OUR FAVORITE THINGS is a presentation of a series of short videos in which Negativland carries its love for found sounds and their critical and humorous re-use of mass culture over into the world of experimental movie making.
Mark Hosler, will be in person to show these films in a video formatted lecture presentation that illustrates the many creative projects, hoaxes, pranks and "culture jamming" that Negativland has been doing since 1980. The presentation covers issues of media-literacy, creative and humorous anti-corporate art/activism, the role of advertising and corporate power in our lives, intellectual property issues, and the evolution of art, law and resistance in a media saturated multi-national world.
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In the last 22 years, Negativland have released 19 CDs, two books and have been sued twice for copyright infringement. They have become outspoken artists activists (particularly in the world of intellectual property), providing a soundtrack to the growing global movement against corporate power in our lives. They were the subject of the 1995 feature film "Sonic Outlaws" by Craig Baldwin
, and composed the soundtrack/sound design for a critical 1997 documentary on advertising, "The Ad and the Ego". Negativland coined the term "culture jamming" in 1984, and this phrase is now often used to describe the work of many different media artists and activists.
Negativland is interested in unusual noises and images (especially ones that are close at hand), unusual ways to restructure such things and combine them with their own music, and mass media transmissions which have become sources, and subjects, of much of their work. Negativland covets insightful wackiness from anywhere, low-tech approaches whenever possible, telling humor, and vital social targets of any kind. Without ideological preaching, Negativland often becomes a subliminal culture sampling service concerned with making art about everything we aren't supposed to notice.