We at Gratuitous dig deep into the trenches of ephemera obscura, sourcing from over 65 years of public domain material ranging from the propaganda of the Prelinger archives, to the wax cylinders in Thomas Edisonâ€™s Attic. The very sources of the material form a foundational context that allows these short films to work with so many layers. The corporate lens and the time of its conception make each film source a treasure trove of metaphor and social relevance.
GAF has been a participant in many shows including the first incarnation of Sonik/Lucid Fest in Long Island City, Perpetual Art Machine at Scope Basel 2010, Sonic Jukebox at Soundfjord, London, â€œGlitch Generationâ€ at Brooklyn Arts Council and many others.
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