Re: Subject: Re: Apologies to Jack Smith Enthusiasts

From: James Tully Studio (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 11 2006 - 17:04:08 PDT

Thank you for making my point.

I have indeed seen the 'unedited' version they were hawking around NYC
last fall as a publicity campaign.

Thus, it is my sole opinion, having seen the work, that the quality of
the 'doc' was miniscule compared with the work of Jack Smith himself.

Such a shame that a man cannot be appreciated fully in his lifetime,
only to be the subject of such efforts to profit after his demise.

 ~ James Tully

(For the record: I am indeed known as a 'video artist' because of the
work I began with in my 20's that came to be exhibited at the Whitney &
PS1/MoMA. However, all my current work is shot on FILM - with the
exception of some guerilla street work where video is the appropriate
'stealth' nighttime acquisition method. I could care less what agents
and curators put up on the web about my work. The only time I took
offense was when The Observer called me an 'Indy filmmaker'. Why should
I be assailed for using various media when the situation demands... ?)


On Apr 11, 2006, OWEN email suppressed
<mailto:email suppressed WROTE> WROTE:

Who here has seen the Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

It seems people are making assertions that it's no good without having
seen it. Bogus.

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