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.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.