From: Nicholas Hamlyn (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 10:04:00 PDT
That's cos he's "joking".
On 10 May 2007, at 17:55, john porter wrote:
> Thanks Bill,
> Any deatails online? I couldn't find Thin Air Films.
> --- Bill Brown <email suppressed> wrote:
>> To coincide with the publication of David Curtisís A
>> History of Artist Film & Video in Britain, TAF (Thin
>> Air Films) will be staging a one-day conference and
>> associated screening. The conference will examine
>> trajectory of post war funding for artist
>> film & video in the UK and in particular will look
>> Arts Council funding under the direction of David
>> Curtis and how through careful stage management
>> were restricted to a small number of filmmakers and
>> denied to many more. Key speakers will examine how
>> following the setting up of the London Film makers
>> Co-op and London Video Arts, the funding, making and
>> distribution of avant-garde films and videos in the
>> was effectively controlled for a generation by a
>> London based group of men. How this same group
>> dominated experimental film & video in the UK for
>> next 40 years both by denying funding and access to
>> anyone outside the group (through overt and covert
>> censorship) but also through controlling non
>> mainstream film education at institutions such as
>> Royal College. The conference will also examine how
>> written debate and discourse on experimental film &
>> video in publications such as Undercut was
>> to the same small group and finally how this group
>> it nears retirement now seeks to enshrine its
>> for posterity by the publication of numerous
>> of experimental film & video.
>> The screening entitled All The Films That Were Never
>> Funded will not include seminal works by Peter
>> Malcolm LeGrice, Guy Sherwin. John Smith or any of
>> other filmmakers whose work has been funded and
>> promoted by Curtis but will feature instead a blank
>> screen lit by a single bulb in honour of all that
>> films that were never funded and all the creativity
>> that was suppressed.
>> Conference to be held at the North Bank Centre on
>> the 16th 2007.
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>> <email suppressed>.
> John Porter, Toronto, Canada
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