Re: Long Film for Ambient Light

From: esperanza collado (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Apr 13 2007 - 07:15:50 PDT

Hi Jonathan,

Your email is very helpful, thank you. We must think of the
possibilities of a recreation as well, but I think it would be more
appropiate to get in contact with him. Regarding your students, is
there any documentation of the camera obscura installation? Id love to
check that out but I guess it consisted in ephemeral phenomena too.


esperanza collado.

On 12/04/07, Jonathan Walley <email suppressed> wrote:
> Hello Esperanza,
> The email address on Anthony's website has worked for me; the phone
> number, I think, is his studio number, which also should work. I've
> always found Anthony to be very generous with his time and materials,
> so if he's not getting back to you I'm sure there's a good reason. I
> note on his schedule of events (also on the site) that he has a
> screening of his new solid light work Between You & I in Cologne, so he
> may be busy preparing for that and therefore unable to get back to you.
> I think he's been very busy lately, and traveling a lot.
> I thought I remembered hearing or reading about a second screening of
> Long Film for Ambient Light, after the original one in the Idea
> Warehouse in NYC. But I've just gone back through my materials
> (including his October essay, a couple of catalogues, interview notes,
> articles, and the recent book from Northwestern U. Press), and I can't
> find any reference; maybe I was imagining it. I see from a quick google
> search that the piece was "recreated:"
> The picture does look pretty close to the original, but I don't know if
> McCall had any connection with the recreation.
> Good luck with getting in touch with him - and by the way, it doesn't
> sound mad to try and "screen" LFfAL. There's a renewed interest in this
> kind of highly ephemeral work, and unique strategies of preservation
> have to be devised if the work is going to survive. I see that Tony
> Conrad's pickled films and Yellow Movies have been re-appearing as well
> - they've actually lasted all this time! And, unlike a lot of other
> experimental films from that period, they haven't faded to pink! (I
> gave a talk on Tony's films here at Denison last week, and it inspired
> several of my students to start working on a collaborative cameraless
> film, using our classroom as a giant camera obscura - this sort of work
> really resonates with a certain type of film/art student, so I wish you
> all the best with Long Film...)
> Regards,
> Jonathan
> Jonathan Walley
> Assistant Professor
> Cinema Department
> Denison University
> Granville, Ohio 43203
> email suppressed
> On Apr 12, 2007, at 8:53 AM, esperanza collado wrote:
> > Hi everyone again, hope you are all well. I am trying to make contact
> > with McCall using the email address posted on his website but I am
> > getting no response. It might sound a bit mad, but I am trying to get
> > Long Film for Ambient Light for Darklight Festival next June, in
> > Dublin (Ireland). Do you know if he uses another email address? I
> > guess I could also call him, there a phone number on the website too.
> > Do you know if the installation has been shown after its first showing?
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> > e.
> >
> > --
> > Esperanza Collado Sánchez
> > 00353 872 768 794
> >
> >
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Esperanza Collado Sánchez
00353 872 768 794
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.