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Who can is responsible for these problems and how can I express my nearly adolescent tendency toward instigation in addressing these problems Well Negativeland these problems are the result of corporate imperialist practices and you can express those tendencies and address these problems with your art Negativeland is the primary subject of Craig Baldwins documentary video Sonic Outlaws Along with Negativeland Sonic Outlaws looks at media practitioners such as EBN Emergency Broadcast Network The Barbie Liberation Organization BLO whose art begins with the raw materials of appropriated mass media Generally the purpose of these forms is to subvert the intentions of advertising and other media by drawing attention to the various social problems they overlook or create Baldwins documentary represents these groups as heroic culture-jammers Culture-jamming generally is a practice used by artists and activists which consists of high-jacking the forms and imagery of mass media images familiar to vast audiences and using them to counter-act social economic and political injustices the mass media maintains Many of these artists and activists see mega-corporations that control the planets resources human natural and otherwise as the primary malevolent force of our rime Baldwins take on the fight is at the puerile adolescent end of the attack on the corporation at the other end of the offensive is Manufacturing Consent a documentary by the Canadian film makers Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick Manufacturing Consent is a juggernaut of propaganda exposing and attacking corporate control of media and our freedoms Negativelands energetic irreverent attacks appeal to the puerile sensibility Some of the scenes in Baldwins video depict Negativeland as simply steeling other artists material or other peoples voices with no regard for the law or the moral implications of what they are doing There is one scene that shows the senior member of Negative land using a receiver of some kind to eves drop on peoples telephone calls There are scenes that show members of the band boasting
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