Our Favorite Things
Our Favorite Things is a new DVD/CD release from reigning Kulture Kut-up Kings Negativland. Twenty-seven years of the group's "greatest hits" have become all-new moving pictures in this amazing, years-in-the-making package. Created with 18 other filmmakers from all over the USA (and one a capella group from Detroit), Our Favorite Things is a collaborative project that takes Negativland's sound explorations into the world of film and video. What emerges is a darkly cracked look at 21st century America, juxtaposing paranoia, torture, control, power, weapons, fear, suicide, cola wars, mental illness, and intellectual property issues with the lighter side of dopey advertising, cartoon characters, cleaning products and Jesus.
The Our Favorite Things DVD includes over 60 minutes of never-before-seen bonus material, and, for those who would rather shut their eyes tight and just listen, it also comes with a full-length CD which isn't by Negativland at all: "180 D'Gs TO THE FUTURE!" by the Gospel R & B Doo-Wop group, The 180-Gs. You'll be all ears as this talented posse from inner Detroit sings out heavenly cover versions of Negativland's best (and least) known cut-up collage work from throughout their career, making for one of the strangest recordings you have ever heard.
Selected Press Quotes
"Declared heroic by their peers for refashioning culture into what the group considers to be more honest statements, Negativland suggests that refusing to be original, in the traditional sense, is the only way to make art that has any depth within commodity capitalism..." —The New York Times
"Negativland, longtime advocates of fair use allowances for pop media collage, are perhaps America's most skilled plunderers from the detritus of 20th century commercial culture..." —Wired Magazine
"Twisted genius...compelling...parody and satire as a grass roots weapon of consumer resistance." —Rolling Stone
• "Time Zones"
• "Christianity Is Stupid"
• "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking
• "Gimme The Mermaid"
• "Greatest Taste Around"
• "Over The Hiccups"
• "Yellow, Black And Rectangular"
• "Aluminum or Glass"
• "Favorite Things"
• "Taste In Mind"
• "Truth In Advertising"
• "Humanitarian Effort"
• "Drink It Up"
• "Freedom's Waiting"
• "Why Is This Commercial?"
• "Learning To Communicate"
• "The Bottom Line"
- At Home With The Weatherman
- The Long Lost "Visit Howland Island"
- KPIX News Ax Murder Hoax Broadcast
- Jon Behren's "Anomalies Of The Unconscious"
This DVD is NTSC, Region 0 (playable worldwide). For commercial exhibition rates, please contact info@othercinemaDVD.com