This short video was commissioned by UnionDocs to introduce the organization’s program “Inductive Thread” at the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight. UnionDocs is a non-profit screening and alternative learning space focusing on a diverse array of non-fiction media. The program was presented on February 20th, 2010.
Inductive Thread is a two-part program that combines short works in film, video, radio, photography, written essay, and live performance, engaging multiple subjects and diverse aesthetic approaches to documentary arts. The first part touches on the history of the organization, its rotating body of participants, and their collaborative exploration of topics from the death of payphones to the popularity of currywurst. The second is an investigation of myth in contemporary society, an excerpt from an ongoing project that shares many inspirations, including the experimental laboratory of the Bauhaus and the collection of short but revelatory essays within Roland Barthesâ€™s classic 1957 text Mythologies.
For more about UnionDocs and to see upcoming programs visit www.uniondocs.org