Re: Conference: The Real History of UK Artist Film & Video - Ha! Ha!

From: john porter (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 11 2007 - 10:20:02 PDT


Thanks Rob,
Well the Real History's "blank screen lit by a single
bulb" was the only part that sounded like a joke, but
it sounds more do-able and therefore more likely, than
a show of holes. And time-code? I'm not even sure what
that is - it sounds like an industry or term.
John.

--- Rob Gawthrop <email suppressed> wrote:

> What a conincidence.
> There is a touring show being planned "Invisible
> Cities" featuring
> work composed solely of sprocket holes and
> time-code. This will play
> at all those venues in the UK (outside of London)
> that have featured
> so prominently in David Curtis's book.
>
> Rob
>
> On 11 May 2007, at 06:23, john porter wrote:
>
> > Thanks Nicky,
> > It all sounds very serious to me, but you're there
> and
> > I'm not.
> > I'm not too proud to ask: where's the clue that
> it's
> > all a joke? Is it obvious, or a UK in-joke, or a
> > Frameworks in-joke?
> > I guess I don't know enough about either the real
> or
> > the unreal history.
> > Is there a Bill Brown? Do you know him?
> > John.
> >
> > --- Nicholas Hamlyn
> <email suppressed>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >>> John.
> >>>
> >>> --- 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
> >>>> the
> >>>> trajectory of post war funding for artist
> >>>> experimental
> >>>> film & video in the UK and in particular will
> >> look
> >>>> at
> >>>> Arts Council funding under the direction of
> David
> >>>> Curtis and how through careful stage management
> >>>> funds
> >>>> 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
> >>>> UK
> >>>> was effectively controlled for a generation by
> a
> >>>> small
> >>>> London based group of men. How this same group
> >>>> dominated experimental film & video in the UK
> for
> >>>> the
> >>>> 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
> >>>> the
> >>>> Royal College. The conference will also examine
> >> how
> >>>> written debate and discourse on experimental
> film
> >> &
> >>>> video in publications such as Undercut was
> >>>> restricted
> >>>> to the same small group and finally how this
> >> group
> >>>> as
> >>>> it nears retirement now seeks to enshrine its
> >>>> position
> >>>> for posterity by the publication of numerous
> >>>> histories
> >>>> of experimental film & video.
> >>>>
> >>>> The screening entitled All The Films That Were
> >> Never
> >>>> Funded will not include seminal works by Peter
> >>>> Gidal,
> >>>> Malcolm LeGrice, Guy Sherwin. John Smith or any
> >> of
> >>>> the
> >>>> 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
> >>>> May
> >>>> the 16th 2007.
> >
> > John Porter, Toronto, Canada
> > http://www.super8porter.ca/
> > email suppressed
> >
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