February 12: Broomberg & Chanarin, Anniversary of a Revolution (Parsed) (2019 | 30 min.)

Broomberg & Chanarin's Anniversary of a Revolution (Parsed) is a response to Dziga Vertov’s (1896-1954) legendary debut film Anniversary of the Revolution (1918). Considered lost for nearly a century and regarded as perhaps the first feature-length documentary ever made, this film hypothesis was recently re-assembled by film historian Nikolai Izvolov. Broomberg & Chanarin have collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick and with the creative technology studio The Workers. Here, the artists have employed powerful machine-vision technology to map the physical movement in the film on to a digital rendering, using the mechanisms of 21st-century surveillance to re-frame the historic archival footage.