Monday, November 7, 2011

FEATURE: Battle of the Bizarre: Found Footage Festival Takes On Found Magazine

As a culture, there's no denying that we create a lot of trash, and while some of it ends up on multiplex screens and bestseller lists, most is quickly forgotten. From strange tapes collecting dust in thrift stores to candid snapshots stuck in the pages of old books, there are whole realms of media that your average consumer would never see if not for the efforts of outlets like Found Magazine and the Found Footage Festival, curators of these bizarre and sometimes touching artifacts. Now the two have joined forces for a joint tour, and to mark the occasion, I talked to Found Magazine editor and co-founder Davy Rothbart and the Found Footage Fest's Nick Prueher about the tour, their friendly rivalry and the wide world of found.

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