CFA Media Mixer

CFA Media Mixer

Join us as we officially celebrate our 5th annual CFA Media Mixer! CFA’s annual video remix-centric benefit returns with an impressive lineup of video premieres, performances, DJs and raffle prizes. Naomi Walker is our mistress of ceremonies. At the heart of this fabulously fun event is the PREMIERE of 3 video collaborations made entirely with footage from CFA.

The way this works: CFA asks three artists to make a short video piece using footage from CFA’s collections and then to turn that piece over to a sound artist/musician who records a score specifically for the piece. In other words:

• CFA footage x 3 filmmakers x 3 audio artists
• Shake them up
• Throw 3 magical sight and sound creations up on the screen

This year’s talented line-up includes (filmmakers listed first):

Melika Bass + Coppice
Jon Cates + Jeff Kolar
Andrew Mausert-Mooney + Bobby Conn

Bobby Conn & Monica Boubou

Musician, misfit, culture warrior and bullshitter: Robert "Bobby" Conn

Bobby has equally delighted and annoyed hipsters since first appearing on the Chicago music scene in the mid '90s. Blending aggressive showmanship with an omnivorous love of musical genres, from Suicide to Streisand or from The Sweet to Stravinsky, Bobby has often irritated and provoked audiences, but never bored them.

Bobby Conn's lyrics document the continuing absurdities of contemporary Western culture, illustrating and celebrating the convenient hypocrisies that allow us to sleep soundly every night. He developed "The Continuous Ca$h Flow System" in 1995 as a critic of the magical thinking that Americans employ concerning their debt fuelled lifestyles. 15 years later, Bobby's "Continuous Ca$h Flow" is revealed as the operating principle of the entire financial system. He has accurately described the Armageddon based world view of America's Christian right since 1996, and tracked its evolution from fringe fanaticism to its current place in the heart of America's political mainstream. But despite the relevance and prescience of his songwriting, his devotion to total entertainment in glitter and heels has confused as many as he has enlightened.

He continues to collaborate with his wife and musical partner, Monica BouBou. Fully his equal as an entertainer herself (and more than his equal in stature), her electrified violin defines the epic melodic reach of their music. The members of his new band, The Burglars, were stolen from the best groups in the Chicago underground today. His recent album "Macaroni" (Fire Records) as a whole capitalizes on Conn’s strengths, both as a political satirist and as a Frankenstein-esque mad scientist specializing in defunct musical genres.


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