From: Bernard Roddy (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 09 2007 - 11:35:58 PST
This is a fantasy list of calls for titles and descriptions. I'm looking for:
Films by aboriginals or natives that "make-do" with American culture (think Native American artist, Jimmie Durham).
A "pre-historic" cinema, films that would do today what the discovery of "primitive" African art did for the Surrealists (it's a shame we can't discover an "uncivilized" non-western use of film dating back to the 16th century).
A "Cinema of Cruelty," films inspired by Artaud's conception of theater - anti-representation, anti-writer, anti-director, yet affirmative (did Augusto Boal record anything?).
Films expressing what German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk calls the kynical impulse (The Yes Men, Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane, Fusco and Gomez-Pena's Couple in a Cage).
Films documenting high-level negotiations, such as in law or business (Farocki made one about a business man negotiating the terms of a loan with a couple of loan sharks).
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