EPFC | March 31st, 2017

guest curator: Eric Ostrowski

You’ve made it through the month of glitch.
Juan Daniel Molero’s Videofilia offers an intersting take on weaving glitch into a narrative. Here’s the trailer for that.


rosa goes to movies in internet-positif indonesia

EPFC | March 20th, 2017

guest curator: Eric Ostrowski

Today we continue our exploration of glitch. Here is Michal Mitro with “rosa goes to movies in internet-positif indonesia”

Resolution Studies

EPFC | March 13th, 2017

Marvelous Movie Mondays

For this month we are exploring glitch. check out this piece on Rosa Menkman

Drama Loco Doblado de Datos

EPFC | March 6th, 2017

Hi, I’m Eric Ostrowski and this month I will be curating Marvelous Movie Mondays. Digital video has enabled producers enormous creative freedoms, shaving off editing time and making visual effects easier.
It has also opened a pandora’s box to explore the creative possibilities when things go wrong with the medium. Some have sought to control these errors or ‘glitches,’ while others have celebrated them.
Further still as we will see later in the month is the possibility that our current resolution of video is just not enough to capture everything – or something kind of like that.
This month in Marvelous Movie Mondays we will explore Glitch.
Here’s a littls something to gnaw on for week one:

The Future Was Desert Part One

EPFC | February 28th, 2017

guest curator: Christina Battle

Video #4:


In October, 2016 online publication The Intercept obtained a video made by the Pentagon for an internal military audience. The 5 minute video, titled “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” presents a view of the future, specifically of global cities: “The video is nothing if not an instant dystopian classic: melancholy music, an ominous voiceover, and cascading images of sprawling slums and urban conflict. ‘Megacities are complex systems where people and structures are compressed together in ways that defy both our understanding of city planning and military doctrine,’ says a disembodied voice. ‘These are the future breeding grounds, incubators, and launching pads for adversaries and hybrid threats.’”

Used by the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations University as a training guide against “The Emerging Terrorism Threat,” the video gives us a clue into just how our militaries are preparing for the future. From The Intercept: “‘This is the world of our future,’ warns the narrator of ‘Megacities.’ ‘It is one we are not prepared to effectively operate within and it is unavoidable. The threat is clear. Our direction remains to be defined. The future is urban.’”

This is where we begin. Throughout the month of February, as part of Echo Park Film Centre’s Marvelous Movie Mondays, I will present three alternative visualizations of what the future might look like as proposed by media artists. I see visualizing the future as a strategy for creating it – a way to see the potentials for how it might be, how it could be, and to help us to imagine strategies that might make it better. And, as it is no doubt clear from your various social media feeds, we need alternative visualizations now more than ever.

With notes from:
Turse, Nick. “Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities.” The Intercept. 13 Oct. 2016.