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A celebration of remix, mashup and creative appropriation in film, video, music, performance, technology and visual arts.

The RE/Mixed Media Festival, now in it's 3rd year, is an annual celebration of collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. It's the artists' contribution to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it.

The festival - which this year will take place at the Brooklyn Lyceum - a 3-floor 10,000 sq. ft. venue on the border of the Park Slope and Gowanus neighborhoods of Brooklyn - will feature performances, panel discussions, live musical collaborations, hip-hop, sampling, film & video, DIY, food and drink, DJs, technology, interactive installations, painting, sculpture, software, hacking, and much more!

The first festival in 2010 was a huge success where festival goers enjoyed appearances by Moby, Steinski, Ricky Powell, Sweatshoppe, Deanna Zandt, Jesper Juul, and over 50 other artists, performers, musicians and DJs! In 2011, over 1000 attendees packed into One Arm Red and the Underwater Lounge in DUMBO to enjoy even more live performance, music, film and panel discussions on critical issues related to remix, sampling and creative appropriation. 

In 2012, we are proud to announce our partnership with the MAshRome Film Festival in Rome, Italy, who will be bringing an exciting project from 'across the pond' featuring an original film by renowned Italian filmmaker Roberta Torre, which will be live scored by Brooklyn-based sound artist, Adriano Clemente, using a gesture-based generative music technique he developed using Microsoft Kinect. 

Other confirmed features for the 2012 edition of RE/Mixed Media include:

* A live musical collaboration between Tessa Lena (of Tessa Makes Love) and Ian MacDonald - founding member of the bands King Crimson and Foreigner.

* "Live Art" performance by legendary comic book artist Robert Sikoryak

* Keynote lecture by Eduardo Navas, one of the leading theorists in the field of remix culture, and author of the upcoming book, Remix Theory, The Aesthetics of Sampling.

* A panel discussion on "Remixing Fan Culture" - curated by Adam Bernard and featuring several music industry professionals and surprise guests. 

* A rare musical performance by the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players.

* A live discussion of "Remix in Literature" including several notable authors, journalists and literary critics. 

* A live DJ remix "battle" & dance party produced in conjunction with our partners at Brooklyn's BBOX Radio.  

Some of our current and past collaborating artists and organizations have included Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), BBOX Radio, Open Video Alliance, Elisa Kreisinger, Seth Indigo Carnes, Deanna Zandt, Moby, Creative Commons, The Metermaids, Participatory Culture Foundation, Steinski, Organization for Transformative Works, Question Copyright, Ricky Powell and Public Knowledge.

Our $5,000 goal represents only a fraction of this year's budget - the rest will be covered by a modest grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council and ticket sales.  This year, we've made the decision to drop our ticket prices to $8, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the festival and participate in our mission - i.e. the preservation DIY creation, and the loosening of the corporate stranglehold over art.  This decrease, however, presents us with further financial challenges, and we've had to adjust our fundraising goals accordingly.   All of the festival staff work on a volunteer basis, and your generous contribution will help us pay for things like:  venue rental, insurance, transportation and support for the artists, publicity & promotion etc. There's a lot to pay for so please keep funding even if we've met our goal!

Here are some photos from previous years' festivals to whet your appetite: 

Hip Hop Panelists 2011
Hip Hop Panelists 2011
2010 Audience in 3D Glasses
2010 Audience in 3D Glasses
The Metermaids, 2011
The Metermaids, 2011
Moby, 2010
Moby, 2010
Reverend Jen Miller, 2011
Reverend Jen Miller, 2011
Ricky Powell, 2010
Ricky Powell, 2010
Video Art, 2011
Video Art, 2011
Sweatshoppe, 2010
Sweatshoppe, 2010
Elizabeth Stark & Kenyatta Cheese, 2010
Elizabeth Stark & Kenyatta Cheese, 2010
"Dogs Playing Poker" - this large print of an original work by Steven Gardener and festival Talent Director Robert Prichard can be yours as a $25 donor to RE/Mixed Media 2012!
"Dogs Playing Poker" - this large print of an original work by Steven Gardener and festival Talent Director Robert Prichard can be yours as a $25 donor to RE/Mixed Media 2012!

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