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  • Sharing a hot dog with Tony Fitzpatrick: “You can tell a real pervert when they put ketchup on a hot dog!”

    Sharing a hot dog with Tony Fitzpatrick: “You can tell a real pervert when they put ketchup on a hot dog!”

    There are few things as Chicago as the Chicago-style hot dog, and now that Memorial Day weekend is on its way, Chicagoans are going to be eating a whole lot more of the distinctive menu item. Everyone has a favorite spot, and in this video from sometime around 1990, multimedia artist and character extraordinaire Tony Fitzpatrick takes us downtown to show us his favorite Chicago hot dog joint. Joined by his friend Marcus Casa Madrid and videomaker Joe Angio, Fitzpatrick … Continue reading

  • May 18: Media Burn at Live to Tape Artists Television Festival

    May 18: Media Burn at Live to Tape Artists Television Festival

    Live to Tape is a week-long celebration of artist television performances and screenings curated by Jesse Malmed. From May 18th to 24th, the festival will showcase video and performance works by more than sixty artists-spanning four decades-that take television as object, as concept, as antagonist, as material, as form, as inspiration. We’re honored to have been invited to present a video as part of the “Aesthletics” program on Monday May 18. DETAILS: WHAT: LIVE TO TAPE ARTIST TELEVISION FESTIVAL: AESTHLETICS … Continue reading

  • NEA awards $50k grant to Media Burn to digitize collections of Kartemquin Films

    NEA awards $50k grant to Media Burn to digitize collections of Kartemquin Films

    On May 6, 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded a grant of $50,000 to FITV/Media Burn for a project which will digitize and create access to 239 videotapes from three rare, unfinished or previously unreleased collections from the Kartemquin Films archives that document artistic communities and the role of art in society. None of these collections has ever been accessible to the public before, and we are very excited to be a part of this landmark project! Media … Continue reading

  • A look back at 1986

    A look back at 1986

    In 1986, Terminal One at O’Hare Airport was being finished and a documentary, “O’Hare: My Kind of Town” was produced by Jamie Ceaser and Tom Weinberg. It has exclusive footage inside the tower with the air traffic controllers which would be impossible to do now because of security requirements.   In this video, producer Joel Cohen introduces a lively video commemorating the 1986 NBA All Star Game, shot for the series “Once A Star,” which profiled former athletes.   In … Continue reading

  • Studs on May Day: “These four guys were hanged for you!”

    Studs on May Day: “These four guys were hanged for you!”

    May Day likely originated as a pagan celebration of spring, but it’s probably better known today as International Workers’ Day. Although not officially recognized by the US government, which favors a Labor Day in September, May Day’s labor connotations actually have their roots in Chicago’s history, as Studs explains in this video. May Day was officially selected as International Workers’ Day in 1889 by the Second International, an organization of socialist and labor parties in Paris, in memory of Chicago’s … Continue reading

  • Friday, April 24 at 7pm: Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire

    Friday, April 24 at 7pm: Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire

    Media Burn is proud to have played a small role in making this screening possible. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see films and videos from the Kartemquin archive that have never screened publicly! Part I of “The Streets and the Classrooms: Educational and Industrial Films in an Era of Massive Social Change,” created by South Side Projections. Presented by Judy Hoffman (University of Chicago, Kartemquin Films member) and Gordon Quinn (Kartemquin Films Co-Founder) Reva and David Logan Center for … Continue reading

  • Chicago’s First Home Video Day is April 18th!

    Chicago’s First Home Video Day is April 18th!

    Bring a tape of your own to be projected for the audience, or simply show up and enjoy what’s on the screen. Videos will run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what! The program will be hilarious, touching and uncomfortable in a way that only home video can be. Nightingale Cinema 1084 N. Milwaukee April 18, 2015 1-5pm, stop by any time Free! http://homevideodaychicago.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1084092481604706/ Home Video Day Chicago trailer INSTRUCTIONS Bring your … Continue reading

  • A conversation about race and racism in America

    A conversation about race and racism in America

    Today, we’re sharing this clip from an episode of the award-winning TV show The 90’s. It was shot by Jim Mulryan in 1991 for an episode about race and racism in America. In it, James Woods, who is African American, and Matthew Lang, who is white, discuss white privilege while driving a pickup truck through the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles. Watching it now, we’re interested in your comments on how you think the conversation and realities about race have … Continue reading