"Negativland present "It's normal for some things to come to your attention" with video design by SUE-C"
Since 1980, the various Floptops known as Negativland, a multimedia collective originally from California’s Bay Area, have been creating records, CDs, video, fine art, books, radio and live performance using appropriated sounds, images, objects, and text.
Mixing original materials and original music with things taken from corporately owned mass culture and the world around them, Negativland surreally re-arrange these found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to. In doing this kind of cultural archaeology and "culture jamming" (a term they coined way back in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement.
1987 saw the release of their seminal (and best selling) fourth album Escape From Noise, which contained fan favorite “Time Zones,” and the track “Christianity is Stupid,“ which lead to a startling ax-murder hoax that became the subject of 1989s Helter Stupid album.
TWIXT is a new duo-project of Billy Roisz and Dieter Kovačič a.k.a. dieb13, bringing together their works as film directors and their activities as live musicians.
Over the years, the two have directed and produced several experimental short films dealing with classical film genres like western, horror film or road movie. The films explore the inner mechanisms of well established cinematic conventions and turn them into an immediate sensual experience.
TWIXT uses re-arranged footage of these short films as a score for a live soundtrack and fuses abstract and concrete imagery and sounds into a synaesthetical and synecstatical media-meltdown.