e-flux presents True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films
Alison Nguyen, every dog has its day | Part Two – Virtually Yours
Repeat screening on April 20, 2021

Alison Nguyen, every dog has its day (still)2019

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Alison Nguyen’s every dog has its day (2019), on view from Tuesday, February 22 through Monday, March 8, 2021. 

...you didn’t do anything, all you did was you pushed a button. 

every dog has its day brings together consumer-produced media dating from early Camcorder footage to smartphone videos, to present-day vlogger uploads and web-cam streams. In a frenetic montage, the work explores internet vernacular, mediated presence, and the inherent manipulation in image production and consumption loops. This work extends the artist’s interest in mass media and the more specified role of the prosumer amidst society’s changing relationship to images. Throughout the work, prosumers address anonymous audiences through their cameras. A camboy proselytizes; an early vlogger points her camcorder into the bathroom mirror; members of the Heaven’s Gate internet cult sit in white lawn chairs and tell the audience how they would like to be remembered after their death. every dog has its day approaches the digital image not only as an extension of the self but also as a mirroring of cultural conditions and corporate expansion. It explores the complexities of the circular notion that, while we produce images, images also produce us.

every dog has its day is presented here as one of four films in Part Two | Virtually Yours, the second of five programs in the online film and video series True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists' Films programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.  

True Fake runs from February 9 through April 19, 2021. The films in each part will screen for two weeks. Subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Tuesday.

Alison Nguyen is a New York-based visual artist working primarily in film. Her work explores the ways in which images are produced, disseminated, and consumed within the current media landscape, exposing the socio-political conditions from which they arise. Creating strategies for dissent, she re-articulates mainstream visual language in video, installation, and new media works. She has been awarded grants from The Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYSCA and The New York Community Trust. In 2018, Nguyen was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

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