Proposal Title: Wild West Reloaded, 01/16/2008, Video/Film
Proposal Synopsis: "Wild West Reloaded" is an ironic movie about the image of American history that media presents to the public. The genocide and disappropriation of the native Americans are compared to the war in Iraq. The original uncut audio of a CNN broadcast is mixed with images of a classic John Ford Western movie.
Original film: "She wore a yellow ribbon", John Ford (1949)
Audio: CNN News (8.Sept 2004 "A miserable milestone reached in Iraq")
Duration: 1:15 min
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Artist's Biography: Jona Hoier:
Diploma in Interaction and Mediadesign at Fachhochschule Joanneum Graz (Informationsdesign); founder of "sofa23" and IG "Plan 5"; Masterstudy "Interface Cultures" at University of Art in Linz; Freelancer Video / interactive Media
Andreas Zingerle: born 1890, Austrian based.
He contributed amongst others to exhibitions and venues such as MoCA (Boston), Ars Electronica (Linz), MQ (Vienna), Dislocate (Tokyo), Simultan (Timisoara), Maker Faire (Austin), Automatica (Munich) or Off Limits (Dortmund). He participated at Film Festivals such as LUFF - Underground Film&Music Festival (Lausanne), PANTHEON Xperimental (Nicosia), ONEMINUTE Filmfest (Toronto), Digital Fringe (Melbourne) or INSTANTS Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques (Marseille).