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Tom McCormack: Compilation Nation: The Rise of the Supercut

Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 6–8 pm

This lecture traces the history and pre-history of “supercuts,” online videos that compile patterns or tropes from popular culture. Supercuts recall some of the 20th century’s most notable avant-garde film and video art and have become one of the 21st’s most important popular genres.

Tom McCormack is a writer and educator who lives in Brooklyn. His criticism has appeared in Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Rhizome,The L Magazine, and other publications. He is a regular contributor to Moving Image Source, an editor at Alt Screen, and the film and electronic art editor of Idiom.

Note: Capacity is limited. Pick up your free event ticket at the MCA Box Office beginning at 5 pm the day of the event.