A collaborative research with the Red Channels.
As a Crowd Gathers is a selection of video essays constructed through an autonomous collective approach to research.
Of interest are the ways artists and social theorists, as well as evolving media and technology, have attempted to understand, represent, and control the potential of crowds. The crowd is a social relation that is never separate from artist/researcher/theorist.
This is one potential manifestation of a co-studied genealogy of crowds, affect, and cinema; historical and represented.
Toward new understandings, crowds, collectivity, and its affective political potential, we think of our work together as studied experiences and repetition of new social forms we want to express in the world.
This video documents presentations Red Channels gave at the Cultural Studies Association’s “New Directions in Cultural Studies” conference held last March in Chicago.