Oxy Freewaves: FLOW

Water, consumerism, public spaces, sports, entertainment, rhythm, immigration, storytelling… what are the cultural currents that characterize, challenge, and connect Los Angeles communities and citizens?

On April 25th, 2014 Oxy Freewaves: FLOW marked the fifth annual collaboration between Occidental College’s Media Arts & Culture Program and community partner Freewaves, a Los Angeles media arts organization that has championed alternate exhibition of art and activist media across the city for over two decades.

Student-produced short documentaries were screened alongside artists’ videos from Freewaves and its partner project Out the Window, transforming the main quad of Occidental College into open-air alternative screening event and reception.

We now extend the discussion into this online space in order to continue the debate of the FLOW of cultural currents in Los Angeles. Explore the various films, and join the conversation via comment feeds.

Produced by Occidental’s Media Arts & Culture Program with generous support from the Remsen Bird Fund, Center for Community Based Learning, Office of the President, and Writing and Rhetoric Department.