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Très Mall is an animated series featuring writers on topics in art, philosophy, activism and the environment. The story follows three artists living in Savannah, where Jon inherits a strip mall and his friends join in to witness a slow progression of misplaced ambitions and other hijinks.

SCREENINGS:
Oct. 2018 - April 2019, Jepson Center Telfair Museum in Savannah GA
Sept. 6 2018, Morris Museum of Art in Augusta GA
May 15-18 2018, 135 W 42nd Times Square New York City

 

EP.1 WE NEED TO INVENT A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE, 2018 [7 min. 11 sec.] Featuring: Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature at Duke University.

EP.2 WE HAVE TO MEET THINGS HALFWAY, 2018 [15 min. 39 sec.] Featuring: Graham Harman, Professor of Philosophy at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Music: Fugazi & Gang.

EP.3 BENIGN VIOLENCE, 2018 [22 min. 51 sec.] Featuring: John Hocevar, Greenpeace Oceans Campaign Director, Lawrence Williams, Professor of Business at UC Boulder, Kyle Powys Whyte, Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, J.K. Gibson-Graham, Professor of Feminist Economic Geography at Western Sydney U. Music: Reptilian, Mall Walk, Lié, Kraus, Honey Bucket, Empath.

EP.4 [in pre-production] Featuring: Babette Babich, Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, Eileen Truax, Journalist specializing in migration and politics, Richard Florida, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. Music: Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Written, Directed & Animated by Derek G. Larson

 
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 Michael Hardt is an American literary theorist, political philosopher and Professor of Literature at Duke University. His writings explore the new forms of domination in the contemporary world as well as the social movements and other forces of liberation that resist them. [EP.1 We Need To Invent A Different Kind Of Love, 7min. 11sec.]

Michael Hardt is an American literary theorist, political philosopher and Professor of Literature at Duke University. His writings explore the new forms of domination in the contemporary world as well as the social movements and other forces of liberation that resist them. [EP.1 We Need To Invent A Different Kind Of Love, 7min. 11sec.]

 Fugazi is a band from Washington, D.C. Episode 2 features Merchandise from Repeater [Dischord Records, 1990]

Fugazi is a band from Washington, D.C. Episode 2 features Merchandise from Repeater [Dischord Records, 1990]

  upcoming:  Eileen Truax is a Mexican journalist specializing in migration and politics. She contributes regularly to the Spanish-language versions of the  New York Times ,  Newsweek , and  Vice . Truax is the author of  Dreamers  and the forthcoming  We Built the Wall . [EP.4]

upcoming: Eileen Truax is a Mexican journalist specializing in migration and politics. She contributes regularly to the Spanish-language versions of the New York Times, Newsweek, and Vice. Truax is the author of Dreamers and the forthcoming We Built the Wall. [EP.4]

 Gang is a band from Margate, UK. Episode 2 features Enough Nothing from 925 'Til I Die [M8s Records, 2017]

Gang is a band from Margate, UK. Episode 2 features Enough Nothing from 925 'Til I Die [M8s Records, 2017]

 Honey Bucket is a band from Portland, OR. Episode 3 features Art of Living from Furniture Days. [See My Friends Records, 2018]

Honey Bucket is a band from Portland, OR. Episode 3 features Art of Living from Furniture Days. [See My Friends Records, 2018]

 Mall Walk is a band from Oakland, CA. Episode 3 features their single Rose. [Vacant Stare Records, 2018]

Mall Walk is a band from Oakland, CA. Episode 3 features their single Rose. [Vacant Stare Records, 2018]

  upcoming : Babette Babich is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University known for her studies of Nietzsche, Heidegger and Adorno, as well as her work in aesthetics and continental philosophy, especially the philosophy of science and technology. [EP.4]

upcoming: Babette Babich is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University known for her studies of Nietzsche, Heidegger and Adorno, as well as her work in aesthetics and continental philosophy, especially the philosophy of science and technology. [EP.4]

  upcoming:  Emily Apter is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at New York University. Her books include  Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse and the Impolitic  [Verso 2017] and  Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability . [Verso 2013]

upcoming: Emily Apter is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at New York University. Her books include Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse and the Impolitic [Verso 2017] and Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability. [Verso 2013]

 Kyle Powys Whyte is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. His research addresses political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, and the ethics between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

Kyle Powys Whyte is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. His research addresses political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, and the ethics between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

 Empath is a band from Philadelphia, PA. Episode 3 features Gut Feeling from Crystal Reality. [Get Better Records, 2016]

Empath is a band from Philadelphia, PA. Episode 3 features Gut Feeling from Crystal Reality. [Get Better Records, 2016]

 Laraaji is an American multi-instrumentalist specializing in piano, zither and mbira.

Laraaji is an American multi-instrumentalist specializing in piano, zither and mbira.

 Graham Harman is a Professor of Philosophy at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. His work on the metaphysics of objects led to the development of object-oriented ontology. He is a central figure in the speculative realism trend in contemporary philosophy. [EP.2 We Have To Meet Things Halfway, 15min. 39sec.]

Graham Harman is a Professor of Philosophy at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. His work on the metaphysics of objects led to the development of object-oriented ontology. He is a central figure in the speculative realism trend in contemporary philosophy. [EP.2 We Have To Meet Things Halfway, 15min. 39sec.]

 Brian Jonestown Massacre is a band from San Francisco. Episode 4 features Ich Bin Klang from Don’t Get Lost [A Records, 2017]

Brian Jonestown Massacre is a band from San Francisco. Episode 4 features Ich Bin Klang from Don’t Get Lost [A Records, 2017]

  upcoming:  Richard Florida is the Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto; a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NYU’s Shack Institute; and co-founder & editor-at-large of The Atlantic’s CityLab. He is the author of the  New Urban Crisis  and the best-selling  The Rise of the Creative Class . [EP.4]

upcoming: Richard Florida is the Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto; a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NYU’s Shack Institute; and co-founder & editor-at-large of The Atlantic’s CityLab. He is the author of the New Urban Crisis and the best-selling The Rise of the Creative Class. [EP.4]

 John Hocevar is an activist, explorer, and marine biologist. He has helped win several major victories for marine conservation since becoming the director of Greenpeace's oceans campaign. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

John Hocevar is an activist, explorer, and marine biologist. He has helped win several major victories for marine conservation since becoming the director of Greenpeace's oceans campaign. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

 Lié is a band from Vancouver, B.C. Episode 3 features Tame from Hounds. [Mint Records, 2018]

Lié is a band from Vancouver, B.C. Episode 3 features Tame from Hounds. [Mint Records, 2018]

 Lawrence Williams is Associate Professor at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. He examines the subtle influence of environmental cues on consumer behavior, psychological distance on consumers’ emotional judgments and mechanisms of self-control. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

Lawrence Williams is Associate Professor at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. He examines the subtle influence of environmental cues on consumer behavior, psychological distance on consumers’ emotional judgments and mechanisms of self-control. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

 Katherine Gibson is Professor of Feminist Economic Geography at Western Sydney University and one half of J.K. Gibson-Graham. Her books include  The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy.  [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

Katherine Gibson is Professor of Feminist Economic Geography at Western Sydney University and one half of J.K. Gibson-Graham. Her books include The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy. [EP.3 Benign Violence, 22min. 42sec.]

  upcoming:  Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosophy at the New School. His work engages literature, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, ethics, and political theory. He has written on topics as diverse as David Bowie, religion, and suicide.

upcoming: Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosophy at the New School. His work engages literature, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, ethics, and political theory. He has written on topics as diverse as David Bowie, religion, and suicide.

 Reptilian is a band from Hordaland, Norway. Episode 3 features Transmigration from Perennial Void Traverse [Edged Circle Productions, 2016]

Reptilian is a band from Hordaland, Norway. Episode 3 features Transmigration from Perennial Void Traverse [Edged Circle Productions, 2016]

 Will Kraus is a musician from Brooklyn, NY. Episode 3 features Bum from Path. [Terrible Records, 2018]

Will Kraus is a musician from Brooklyn, NY. Episode 3 features Bum from Path. [Terrible Records, 2018]

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