g The Film Panel Notetaker: UnionDocs Presents Inductive Thread at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

UnionDocs Presents Inductive Thread at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight


This Saturday at 8pm, UnionDocs will present Inductive Thread, a shorts program panel discussion as part of MoMA's Documentary Fortnight.

Produced by the Brooklyn nonprofit UnionDocs, this two-part program combines short works that engage multiple subjects and diverse aesthetic approaches to documentary arts. The first part touches on the history of the organization, its rotating body of participants, and their collaborative exploration of topics as diverse as the death of payphones and the popularity of currywurst. The second is an investigation of myth in contemporary society. This excerpt from a larger ongoing project shares many inspirations, including the experimental laboratory of the Bauhaus and the collection of short but revelatory essays within Roland Barthes's classic 1957 text Mythologies. Presentations by UnionDocs founders Christopher Allen, Executive Director; Jesse Shapins, Kara Oehler, and Johanna Linsley; UnionDocs programmer, Steve Holmgren, and UnionDocs Collaborative participants.

The Space, which will host an afterparty with music from The Hungry March Band and more, is a not for profit corporation in the Long Island City area committed to the use of 'Underutilized Property in the Name of Art'.  Dedicated to maintaining the artistic heritage of Long Island City, and providing a foundation for the future of a thriving community of artists and the arts.

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