Big Screen Brutals @ Bangface Weekender

This week we visit the glow-stick-glittered shores of North West England for the Bangface Weekender. We’ll be joining the raved-out pranksters from Chin Stroke Records who are co-presenting the festival TV programming with Network Awesome. What excellent company!

Featuring the following BSB programs:

  • Kultur=Kaputt
    Jamming culture until it’s broken. Our selection of brutals from Emergency Broadcast Network, Negativland, People Like Us, Church of the Subgenius, St Sanders, and the very bloody depths of the copyright infringing internet.
  • The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots
    Join us! For a journey through your future-past lives as is only possible with the latest of consumer electronics technology. A rapture of eternally saving channel-surfing, where the gods are crazy and self-ordained priests offer you spirituality at special prices in a blasphemous mix of parody and reality.
  • Glitch Is Fucked
    Get ready for epileptic blasts of computer graphics; rainbowing mushrooms of data corruption; analog synaesthesia processes; documents of pseudo-science; propaganda for non-existent conspiracies; classic early-internet viral weirdness; found videos from unknown sources; and maybe the odd cartoon.

The full program:

Big Screen Brutals – 6 December 2015 @ Spektrum – The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots

Big Screen Brutals - 6 December 2015

FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/530018787167663/

Sunday 6. December 2015
Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00

“Spektrum”
Address: Bürknerstraße 12, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/pXHDV
Transports: U8 Schönleinstraße

The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots

This edition of BSB is all about religion. And conspiracy theories. Weird ones. Caught on video.

It’s true what they say: god is everywhere. From the heights of Hollywood to the far recesses of the internet, rest assured the old man in the iCloud is sending us preachers of questionable character; failed doomsday predictions; holy hoaxes; and unrighteous rituals from shadowy elites. And yes, most of them are American.

Whether you believe that we are all descended from benevolent alien beings or noble advanced yetis, we can all agree that we love to put on glitter and exploit cheesy outdated video effects. Yes? Join us! For a journey through your future-past lives as is only possible with the latest of consumer electronics technology. A rapture of eternally saving channel-surfing, where the gods are crazy and self-ordained priests offer you spirituality at special prices in a blasphemous mix of parody and reality. Can you tell the difference between a fanatic cult leader who just wants to get into your pants and a nerdy prankster/animator who just wants to get into your pants?

All praises to the Goddess! I mean, she looks just great in that sequined dress…



“The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots” playlist:

Zontar Video – Perverse Preachers, Fascist Fundamentalists and Kristian Kiddie Kooks – 1991
Negativland – Christianity Is Stupid / The Mashin’ of the Christ – 1987/2004
Godstuff – L’Chaim To Life Telethon
Bill Maher & José Luis de Jesús – Religulous – 2008
Marjoe Gortner – Marjoe – 1972
Neal Israel – Tunnel Vision – 1976
TZII – Roaring Pope
People Like Us – Discovering Electronic Music – 1999
Necromancy – 1972
Shaye Saint John – Washroom
Necrophagia – Manson Meditation Tape
Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling – Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 3 – 2014
Raëlian Movement – Peaceful Revolution
Unarius Academy of Science – The Arrival
Bill Kates & Alex Aurichio – The Incredible Invisible Visualizer
John Safran – John Safran vs God – 2004
Le Dernier Cri – Les Religions Sauvages – 2004
Matt Anderson – Illumicorp
Emergency Broadcast Network – Nirvana
Breatharian Yogi – Freedom
Yoga Ghost
Raëlian Movement – Elohim Embassy, Embassy for our Creators, the Elohim
Church of the SubGenius – Arise! – 1992
Unarius Academy of Science – Creativity for AVAM
The Carpenters – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – 1976

Presented by Big Screen Brutals and Spektrum.

Anime = Seizures

Looking at TV shows that caused photosensitive seizures:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denn%C5%8D_Senshi_Porygon#Reception_and_controversy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAT_Anshin!_Uch%C5%AB_Ryok%C5%8D#Controversy

Finding the original clips seems to be quite tricky (in Germany, on the Internet) – like they became instantly taboo once a seizure was reported. I would love to see the originals in full resolution. This will have to do:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz1SQu_LEcA

And then I found this on a somewhat related AV-techno-culture trip:

EDIT: and…