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Sonic Outlaws
by Craig Baldwin
1:27:00


Within days after the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music.

Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.


Selected Press Quotes

"Gleefully Anarchic!" —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Baldwin conceptualizes history as a lurid exploitation flick" —J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"Our sense of the shape of creativity and of originality must always be in question if we are to flourish. Sonic Outlaws does precisely that." —Chris Chang, Film Comment


Special Features

  • Phil Patiris' The World of Survival
  • Eric Salter's Boosterism
  • Jesse Lerner's essay At Play in the Media Scrapheap
  • Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD


This DVD is NTSC, Region 0 (playable worldwide). For commercial exhibition rates, please contact info@othercinemaDVD.com


Links

NegativWorldWideWebLand
Official website for Negativland

Culture Jamming Directory
Various links on culture jamming.

Reviews

The Free-for-all World of Appropriation Art
by Janet Maslin (from The New York Times)

Sonic Outlaws (movie reviews)
by Chris Chang (from Film Comment)