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The films and videos below appropriate intellectual property, whether through the use of found footage, unauthorized music, or shots of copyrighted or trademarked material. (Filmmakers and videographers now have to get permission for just about every concert t-shirt, store sign, or other piece of intellectual property that happens to appear onscreen).

Phil Patiris
"Iraq Campaign 1991"
Video, 1991, 19 min.

Video artist Phil Patiris transformed network news footage, clips from Star Trek, and sports coverage into a critique of the media/industrial complex.

Brian Springer
Video, 1995, 60 min.

The behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s are exposed in Brian Springer's documentary.

Todd Haynes
"Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story"
Film, 1987, 43 min.

With Barbie dolls as the principal actors, Superstar portrays the life of Karen Carpenter and her battle with anorexia.
Used without permission.

Bryan Boyce
"State of the Union"
Video, 2024, 2 min.

In this brief video, Bryan Boyce combines unauthorized CNN footage of George W. Bush with clips from The Teletubbies.

Joe Gibbons
"Barbie's Audition"
Pixelvision, 1995, 12 min.

Gibbons' darkly comic take on the Hollywood casting couch was rejected by Sundance lawyers.

Paul Harvey Oswald
"Fair Use," 2024, 2 min.
"A Natural Thing," 2024, 4 min.

Two video collages from Paul Harvey Oswald, a collective based in Rockford, Illinois.

Brian Spinks, Eugene Mirman, and Bill Wasik
"Black Thunder"
Video, 2024, 2 min.

These parodies of political advertising are composed of found footage.

Naomi Uman
Film, 1999, 5 min.

Using a soft porn film from the 70s, nail polish, bleach and a magnifying glass, Naomi Uman transforms a writhing, naked woman into a hole--an empty, animated space.

Michael Colton
"Puppy Love"
Digital video, 2024, 1 min.

This improvisational short, starring a bull terrier named Punchie, was created in the offices of the Modern Humorist.

D. Jean Hester
"Buy Me"
Digital Video, Super 8, 2024, 4 min.

For this surreal meditation on consumer culture, D. Jean Hester recorded images from fast-food and automotive commercials.

Negativland and Tim Maloney
"Gimme the Mermaid"
Quicktime video, 2024, 5 min.

Disney animator Tim Maloney created this new short for Negativland using his employer's equipment after hours.

Craig Baldwin
"Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America"
16mm, 1991, 49 min.

Tribulation 99 is both a skewed history of United States intervention in Latin America and a satire on conspiracy thinking.

Michal Levy
"Giant Steps"
Maya software, 2024

Keith Sanborn
"The artwork in its age of mechanical reproducibility"

Eric Fensler
"G.I.Joe PSAs"

Eileen Maxson
"untitled, 2024"

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