Herb Shellenberger

Tube Time #1
February 27, 2013
International House Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA

IHP presents a night of videos straight from YouTube through our 2K Barco digital cinema projector and onto the big screen. Since 2005, YouTube has been a rapidly-growing user-generated resource that many use for diverse functions, research, personal expression and piracy among them. Tube Time! has been a feature in past editions of the Migrating Forms Festival (formerly the New York Underground Film Festival) and it just feels right to steal the idea and bring it to International House Philadelphia for the first time. We've simply asked participants to introduce a 20-minute playlist comprised of videos of their choosing. We expect the results to delight, shock, excite and horrify!

YE-YE SPOMENIKA!: A trip to the moon and back through a mixture 60s mod/ye-ye music and futuristic Eastern European architecture. —Herb Shellenberger

ALTERNATIVE FILMMAKING: YouTube and the Internet in general offers us a chance to make our own cinematic history and film schools; an opportunity to discover filmmakers considered too "difficult" or too "strange" by the film establishment. With our program, we hope to point out the possibilities of YouTube for creating and exploring alternative filmmaking and filmmakers. —Shooting Wall

NOT YOUR HOUSEWIFE: A look at the figure of the housewife, in all of her wildness. Thanks to Selma James and Silvia Federici. —Aria Alamalhodaei, Curatorial Intern, IHP

TERRITORY A: The first Ukrainian music video hit parade became the most significant visual experience for the generation of Ukrainian kids of the 1990s. Kitschy and psychedelic, pretentious and cheap, they travelled through space, time and medium to shift your paradigm. —Illia Gladshtein

DIGITAL AMNESIA?: Is new media incapable of representing either private or collective memory? Is mediated inscription the only way to remember, or as the narrator in Chris Marker's Sans Soleil (who reads from a letter sent to her by a filmmaker traveling the world) ponders: "I wonder how people remember things who don't film, don't photograph, don't tape. How has mankind managed to remember?" A programmer presents the viewer with a selection of the archive of his memory and with these works, his own mapping of memory, and organization of the archive. You decide. —Robert Cargni, IHP

Total running time: approx. 100'