From: Philip Hood (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Oct 01 2006 - 22:34:45 PDT
On Sun, 1 Oct 2006, Montgomery, Jennifer R. wrote:
> ... while in some ways this call could
> be read as a step in the right direction, because it proposes to buy our
> films, in another way it is more invidious: take the whole thing and use
> it any which way money can buy. the films' authenticity is not guaranteed
> just because the material is original. context is everything. ...
> ... -jennifer m.
jennifer & others,
I really do appreciate what you're saying
here, but for some reason, am I wrong in
sensing that I'm feeling a little bit
of a reactionary vibe _against_ the
"major big & faceless hollywood" machine ?
moreso than the fear of loss of meaning
through the mash-up process, which I
liken a bit more to an exquisite corpse,
or, "cadavre exquis" so to speak.
Now, I just wonder what's really the
issue here ? I suspect that its okay,
to have whatever feeling, but I feel that
had cindy sent out the request for a
project of the same shaping that CVM
was working on personally, or if anyone
of "significance" that we know
and trust from this collective were
working on the similiar project, that
its possible that there wouldn't have
been the same "reaction" ...
while I don't know cindy, personally
or historically, there's something
about her that I instinctively trust.
Instinctually, I hate "the man" as much
as I think anyone with their senses
and faculties should healthfully allow.
At the same time, I do believe in a
form of universality and if, for instance,
the only hold back is that this work
would potentially work its way into
a project at hollywood scale, I can't
see why thats so different, at a
fundamental core, than say, doing
something that would work its way
into anthology, or the tank, or
someothersuch (each of which someone
on this list at some time or other
has had some "issues" with).
Maybe its the loss of control ?
A feeling that hollywood has been
"whoring out" the experimental community
long enough ... maybe
there are some other issues here that
I'm misunderstanding or have not
been expressed ?
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