This screening of found footage films meanders through appropriation practices starting with Bruce Conner’s 1958 “A Movie,” into 1980s VHS workout videos, alongside YouTube and Vine, and through contemporary Hollywood blockbusters.
Jennifer Proctor is a film and media artist based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. While her interests are ever-changing, her creative work has explored handmade film practices, experimental documentary, avant-garde film remakes, and appropriation, as well as forays into nonlinear and interactive storytelling and installation. Both her scholarly and creative interests embrace issues of gender representation, cinematic deconstruction, and the history of experimental and narrative film. She is currently an Associate Professor in Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In her spare time, she studies abnormal feline behavior.