SUFF - Stand By for Failure: A Documentary About Negativland
Since 1959 at the age of 5, David "The Weatherman" Wills has been recording and reporting on his life, self, and anything he likes and broadcasting it to anyone interested. Together with childhood friends Richard Lyons and Mark Hosler they formed Negativland, which quickly became an absurd and noisy multimedia world with their complex chaos of plunderphonics testing the limits of composition, sound, and copyright laws and posing both serious and silly questions about the nature of sound, media, technology, control, propaganda, power, and perception.
Pulling from a wealth of recordings, home movies, performances, news reports, interviews, and intercepted radio signals, Worsley has crafted a riptide collage of a film that breaks free of the typical Behind the Music narrative, leading us to a twist ending that virtually no one will see coming! Here is Negativland, the definitive American band.DocumentaryPT1H39MUnclassified 15+