Summer Salon Series: June 8, 2012: Michael Trigilio Performance of Dystopia Files
The Dystopia Files is an archive of video clips depicting public interactions between police and protesters in North America since 1999. Typically shot on city streets during protest actions of various kinds, this footage portrays scenes of ritualized conflict that are by turns familiar and shocking. The Dystopia FIles was named one of the top five films of 2010 by French film critic and curator Nicole Brenez in Sight and Sound, a publication of the British Film Institute.
This performance of The Dystopia Files will feature Michael Trigilio on guitar. Trigilio is a nationally recognized artist and professor of art at the University of California San Diego. His work, Everything is Up, was presented at the 2010 Summer Salon Series.