DO NOT SCREEN and the Tribeca Film Festival

A screen shot from the DO NOT SCREEN website.

A screen shot from the DO NOT SCREEN website.

As discussed in a recent article in Filmmaker Magazine, Critical Media Lab visiting researcher Nick Rombes’ experimental film project Do Not Screen has been cited as inspiration for a Tribeca nominated short film entitled Sinews of Peace. As CML blog readers will remember, Rombes visited the lab back in April 2011 to expand the reach of Do Not Screen, a project that sought the collaborations of artists, scholars, students, and writers to reconstruct fragment-by-fragment a mysterious 16mm film found in an abandoned barn. The analog bits of tape were sent via snail-mail to global participants who were then asked to activate their segment of the film in digital form by entering an activation code online. The project is chronicled in Rombes’ archives, with more details about the project here.

The project has now cast an even wider net, first, re-generating a film and now, helping to generate a new work–a global documentary project whose story takes inspiration, in various ways, from the film stills of Do Not Screen and the concept of the experimental film project, itself.

Congrats to Nick for the international attention his project has received!