Do Not Research presents a screening of video works that explore niche internet subcultures and the strange experience of being online today; queer furry militias, UFO’s, conspiracy theories, anonymous message boards and memetic transmission. The program includes works by Dorian Electra with Weston Allen & Mike Diva, Dana Greenleaf, David Noel, Moodkiller with Weston Allen, Xavier Rotnofsky, and Nick Vyssotsky.
Do Not Research is a highly active online community that publishes writing, visual art, internet culture research and more. Described as a “detestable band of washed up millennial seapunks” (Lolcow) and “zoomers obsessed with Mark Fisher” (Buzzfeed), the DNR blog features 143 posts from 110 contributors in its first year. As social media and online aesthetics rapidly reshape our national discourse, DNR affirms the critical role of today's artists in providing a meaningful analysis of these emergent cultural and political trends.
GATORADE by David Noel. 2021.
CALABASAS 1/26/20 by Xavier Rotnofsky. 2021.
MY AGENDA by Dorian Electra, Mike Diva & Weston Allen. 2021.
AREYOUWINNINGSON? by Dana Greenleaf. 2021.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Mood Killer & Weston Allen. 2021.
(COBWEBS SPUN BACK & FORTH IN THE SKY) by Nick Vyssotsky. 2021.
This festival is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.
The festival is also made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by FRANC and the Fund for the City of New York.
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