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"Degenerate Art- the art and culture of glass pipes" DVD - a Documentary on American Functional Art by SLINGER


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"Degenerate Art" tells the story of glass pipe-making from the origins of the "color-changing" pipe, to the radical emerging art movement it has become today. Despite federal laws, pipe-makers have created a whole new genre of American folk art. A huge multi-million dollar industry has formed around this taboo culture. This subversive art challenges our right to free speech and expression, as well as reflecting the nature of the people who make and collect the pieces. One of the last true underground American scenes, glass pipe art remains invisible to mainstream culture.

Director(s):M. Slinger

Executive Producer(s):M Slinger

Producer(s):M Slinger, Bryan Carson, Dan Berge

Cinematographer:M Slinger, Max Tubman

Editor(s):Daniel Collins

Production Designer:M Slinger

Sound Designer:Daniel Collins

Music: Nit Grit, Kraddy, Ghost, Linus Stubbs, Ill Text, Winstrong, Josh Hisle, Daniel Collins, Blue Sky Black Death, Howl, Joe Overton, ThieveryCorporation

Additional Credits: Additional Camera Work : Danny Sheats, Kris Gardner, Chris Carlson, Jason Lee

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Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes (03:30)
Trailer for Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes, a film by M. Slinger
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  • SXSW Film Fest...
    This is a segment from Marble Slinger's Q&A after the SXSW wor...

Other Details

SLINGERS 1st film release (documetary feature)
Filmed over wide span of time
2012 SXSW film festival premier / contestant
Comes in protective jewel case
74min feature
M Slinger has been a professional glassblower, filmmaker, graphic designer, painter, and installation artist for 15 years.
He has taught glassblowing across the USA, Canada, and Japan, as well as exhibiting nationwide in group and solo shows, SOFA Chicago(2008) and SOFA NY(2009). "Degenerate Art" is his first feature film.

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  1. This documentary is an amazing cultural artifact! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Sep 2013

    I am using this documentary to teach and explore the ideas of culture, subculture, and counterculture in the Intro. to Sociology class I teach. This documentary is as an important cultural artifact that stands to represent the sea of social change we currently find ourselves experiencing.

  2. Awesome DVD 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2013

    Everyone who loves glass should watch this, highly recommended and enjoyable

  3. Must watch documentary 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Oct 2012

    Awesome look into the glass art world, an excellent insight into the artists, the art and the influence behind the scene. This movie is a must watch for any glass head or simple collector. Keep it glassy folks

  4. A good look into "underground" glass 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2012

    I honestly didn't expect it to be so well produced. I can say it was even moving. Very motivating stuff.
    They prove that they possess more skills than glass blowing with this top quality film.
    I only wish it was longer.

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