Re: Moving the Image

From: Chuck Kleinhans (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 20 2007 - 06:43:06 PST

One rather obvious reason the animators Gene mentions are probably
not being shown is that they are US makers (or with Nelson someone
who has done much work in the US) and they probably do not have
prints readily available in the UK. This raises an important cross-
national question about the "canon" of work. Most US folks
interested in experimental film have seen very little work from the
UK, from Latin America, from Germany and Austria, Japan, and so forth
(even Canada). Those works which are known and easily available in
the US tend to be from people who lived in, worked in, or frequently
visited the US, such as Kubelka, Michael Snow, etc. To turn the
tables, how many of the works being shown at Hull are easily
available for a US program or classroom?


On Jan 20, 2007, at 5:39 AM, gyoungblood wrote:

> Rob,
> I happen to be obsessed with animation at the moment, and while
> your program is admirable and welcome, it leaves me wondering why
> so many visionary women animators are not included -- Suzan Pitt,
> Martha Colburn, Gunvor Nelson, Joanna Priestly to name but a few
> (there are scores more; I'm doing this spontaneously with no time
> to think about it). Not to criticize your project so much as to
> encourage a more comprehensive survey. The future of the moving
> image, after all, is animation and appropriation.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rob Gawthrop
> To: email suppressed
> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 5:56 AM
> Subject: [FRAMEWORKS] Moving the Image
> Moving the Image - a programme of short animated films by women
> from the 1950ís to the present day.
> Presented by the Women, Arts and Media Project, Hull Film and Hull
> Screen.
> Where: Hull Screen | University of Lincoln | George Street | Hull |
> HU1 3BW
> When: Friday 26th January 2007 at 2pm and 7.30pm
> Entry: £3.50/£3.00 concessions. Available from Hull Screen

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