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Strange Culture documents the surreal nightmare of internationally-acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz which began when his wife Hope died in her sleep of heart failure. Police who responded to Kurtz’s 911 call deemed Kurtz’s art suspicious and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected "bioterrorist" as dozens of federal agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, his cat, and even his wife’s body.

The film premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was also shown in the 2007 Berlin Film Festival.

Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Starring Tilda Swinton, Thomas Jay Ryan, Peter Coyote, Josh Kornbluth
Music by The Residents
Running time 75 min.
Language English

Lynn Hershmann Leeson is a filmmaker and new media artist who has been awarded the Siemens-Medienkunstpreis award from the ZKM, Karlsruhe, as well as the Golden Nica Prize at the 1999 Ars Electronica.


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  • Crypto Design

    From 6 to 7 March 2018

    Workshop and series of lectures
    Curated by the Institute of Network Cultures (NL)

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    LECTURES
    TUE, 6 March 2018, Room 118

    10:00–10:15 - Introduction
    10:15–11:00 - Patricia de Vries: Masks and Camouflage as Artistic Cryptographic Strategies, lecture
    11:00–12:00 - Anthony van der Meer: A Guided Tour Through the Clear, Deep and Dark Web, interactive talk
    12:00–12:30 - Tim Brouwer: Cryptographic Collectibles: the Materiality of Cryptography, presentation
    12:30–13:00 - Wrap up and Q&A

    Lectures are open to general public. FREE ENTRANCE!

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    WORKSHOP
    Loes Bogers: Crypto Design Workshop

    TUE, 6 March 2018, 15:00–19:00
    WED, 7 March 2018, 15:00–20:00
    Room 311

    Workshop is limited to 16 participants. Free of charge.
    Subscription required. Participants will be selected based on a short motivational letter. Apply on the link below and tell us why you think you will benefit from the workshop.

    https://goo.gl/forms/ZaItci1j90kHFgFq2

    Deadline for submission: WED, 28 February 2018, 12 AM

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    ALUO - Department for Visual Communication
    Dolenjska 83, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia