Steven Shaviro posted a link to this on Twitter. It’s a mini-documentary about Seattle writer, artist, theorist, and filmmaker Charles Mudede by Kindred Media. It’s an interesting glimpse into the world of an unsung thinker.
The following is the text that was posted with it on YouTube and the film (runtime: 9:38) is embeded below:
Charles Mudede is presently the Associate Editor for the Seattle-based weekly The Stranger as well as lecturer in English Humanities at the Pacific Lutheran University, located near Tacoma, Washington. The column he writes in that paper, “Police Beat,” was turned into a film of the same name in 2004. Police Beat the movie was selected for competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2005. In 2003, Mudede published a short book called Last Seen with Diana George. Mudede was also a member of the defunct Seattle Research Institute, a Marxist circle inspired by the Frankfurt School and the work of Hardt and Negri. SRI published two books, Politics Without The State and Experimental Theology. (Mudede and George edited the former.) Mudede has also published essays and articles with Nic Veroli, a French American Marxist philosopher, and is on the editorial board for Arcade, an architectural journal.
Mudede’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and C Theory, which published one of his most popular pieces of writing, “The Turntable,” a theory of the hiphop practice of scratching and sampling. Charles Mudede is also the writer of Zoo, a movie about the Enumclaw Horse Case, and he played a priest in The Naked Proof, released in 2003. He and the director Robinson Devor run a film company called The Cook Ding Institute of Imagination which is presently producing The Cloud Room, a movie about a society of cloud lovers.