Re: Moving the Image

From: Chuck Kleinhans (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 20 2007 - 08:33:21 PST

Leaf was born in Seattle, went to Harvard, worked at the National
Film Board of Canada's English Animation Studio from 1972 to 1991,
and is currently (if Wikipedia is to be believed) in London and
teaches at thee National Film and Television School.

Texas-raised Sara Petty seems to have been written about mostly by
Canadian critic William Moritz, has won lots of international awards,
and is (according to iota center) working for Disney on the Beethoven
section of FANTASIA II.

I think the main reason a lot of experimental film is so nationally
bound is not because of language, since many films don't depend on
dialogue and translation is not a major issue, but just the simple
cost of striking a print for distribution abroad. Few artisan
filmmakers have the resources to do so. This is a major reason why
digital media has a much more transnational presence than traditional


On Jan 20, 2007, at 6:50 AM, gyoungblood wrote:

> Point well taken, Chuck. Carolyn Leaf and Sara Petty are of course
> US. I would love to see more non-American work.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Chuck Kleinhans
> To: email suppressed
> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 7:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [FRAMEWORKS] Moving the Image
> 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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