Issue 24 : Spring 2013










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From the Editor: OtherZine 24

by Christine Metropoulos

10 Feb 2013

Chris Shen’s INFRA via

Welcome to the 24th issue of OtherZine, heralding our 13th year of publication!

Many of this issue’s offerings contemplate the malleability and mutability of time, the grasping hand of history, and the frenzied movement that compels, and propels, our contemporary existence. Amidst this barrage, mutation rears its many heads, in the form of curious glitches and acute mistranslations, viewed on and through a multiplicity of screens.

Setting the tone, Chris Shen’s ghostly INFRA (above) repurposes the infrared displays of 625 discarded remote controls to broadcast live television, highlighting the unseen technology in our digital landscape.

...don’t forget to check out the Spring 2013 Other Cinema calendar, which includes appearances by several of this issue’s contributors!

In this Issue:

Peggy Nelson riffs—as one half of NTSC & PAL—on their “sound-suite for the digital switch”:
Meet the New Flesh, Same As the Old Flesh

Carl Elsaesser reflects on the work of filmmaker Sylvia Schedelbauer

David Cox (OC April 6 & May 25 guest!) considers Playfields, Mind Maps & Atemporality
and banters with Simon Strong on his film of William S. BurroughsNaked Lunch

Molly Hankwitz offers Loose Observations on Art, Culture, and Electronic Media via video art

Bill Daniel presents selections from his carefully-crafted publication Mostly True,
on the underground world of American railroad moniker tags, and the legend of buZ blurr

Gerry Fialka rhapsodizes about Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237, Stanley Kubrick,
and literary pranksters Doug Harvey (OC April 13 guest!) and Robert Guffey

Caroline Koebel details the avant-garde in her Ten List: 25 Years of Experimental Cinema

Mike Mosher chronicles the evolution of Destroy All MonstersCary Loren
and his Mermaids, Nazis, and Famous Monsters

Yin-Ju Chen deconstructs her installation ONE UNIVERSE, ONE GOD, ONE NATION

And James T. Hong exposes the chilling history of Taiwan’s Weapons of Mass Destruction