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Archi-Film Mashup 2 || Bittertang, SOFTlab, Underdome, Volatile Matter

Category : Announcement, Brooklyn, Event May 27th, 2011

SUPERFRONT is proud to present the 2nd event of Archi-Film Mashups, an afternoon of multimedia screenings, lectures & workshops hosted generously by 3rd Ward. Mashup 2 presenters include Antonio Torres & Michael Loverich of Bittertang, Michael Szivos of SOFTlab, Janette Kim & Erik Carver of The Underdome, and Danielle Willems of Volatile Matter.

This interactive series, as part of SUPERFRONT’s Cypher on Urban Affairs, investigates the overlap and cross-breeding of architecture and mass media. Each mashup includes a round of quick-fire-style video/slideshow presentations and a 1.5 hour hands-on workshop in which participants will explore ideas with the designers and filmmakers.

Within the urban sphere especially, mass media is no longer an image on a single screen in our direct vision. Rather it has permeated our everyday lives in a way that we often no longer question, encouraging architects and other designers of space to engage with this element. This dense image fog lies somewhere between the 2d image and the 3d physical space embedded with time and sequencing. In this way, images are altering the physical structure of the urban environment just as the environment continues to alter the moving image through its physical limitations and armatures.

The focus of the workshops will be on exploring various spatial ideas of the presentations through hands-on activities with the designers, making the concepts approachable and fun to all levels. At the end of the 3-part series, all of these small projects & documentation of the events will be compiled into a post-catalogue dvd booklet.

– Workshop Bittertang: ‘Juicy, sweet, colorful, frothy and maybe a bit charred’… Bittertang will be leading an exploration of viscerally satisfying materials.

– Workshop SOFTLab: ‘temporary vs permanent’

– Workshop Volatile Matter: ‘Cinematic catalysis 2: the found + the constructed – merging found footage with narrative and material form, and exploring montage & editing.’

FREE Admission.  To participate in the workshop, please also RSVP to Make sure to specify one of the four workshops since space will be limited. All levels and backgrounds welcome.