Pandemic: Viral Videos
Hosted by Amanda Manitach and Adam Sekuler
Tuesday, Mar 04 at 08:00PM
Each month, PANDEMIC turns Northwest Film Forum's cinema into a virtual examination room, as two cultural curators poke and prod viral blights from across the interwebz.
As we've all experienced, viral videos infect the minds of millions with the frenzy of a water-skiing squirrel. Symptoms: debilitation and loss of productivitymuch like hoof and mouth disease. Through examining infection vectors, this live video dialog takes us through vast internet archives, to examine the latest strains of you-tuberculosis.
This month, meme-machines Adam Sekuler and Amanda Manitach guide us on a quest to answer the nebulous koan of cloud lifeyes, you can haz cheeseburger. . .but can you digest it?
WARNING: Content is highly contagious
ABOUT AMANDA MANITACH
Amanda Manitach is an artist, writer and curator at Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery. She works in all kinds of mediums, especially drawing and video. She has a degree in literature from Oral Roberts University. Her work has been shown at Frye Art Museum, Lawrimore Project, Bryan Ohno Gallery and Roq la Rue, among others. Anytime she is given a rose, she will eat it, because she loves the opening scene of Fando y Lis so much.
ABOUT ADAM SEKULER
Former Northwest Film Forum Program Director (2006 2013), Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker and curator who specializes in regional and international thematic film series, director retrospectives, and film festivals. Among the films that have benefitted from his expertise are Lisandro Alonso's Liverpool, Pedro Costa's Ne Change Rien, Albert Serra's Birdsong, and Oliver Laxe's You Are All Captains. Previously the programmer for the nation's first and only dedicated nonfiction theater, The Bell Auditorium, he is also co-founder of Search and Rescue, an ongoing effort to present and preserve discarded archives of 16mm films.
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