Re: Conceptual movies

From: Joost Rekveld (email suppressed)
Date: Mon May 21 2007 - 12:48:50 PDT


I recently saw a funny film by Ernst Schmidt jr, called "Ja/Nein
(Vorhangfilm)", from Austria, 1968, 16mm, 3min, silent.
It consists of a film, showing white, with a curtain closing,
accompanied by live manipulations of the curtain in the cinema
according to a set of instructions.

and what about the 'film in which appear edge lettering, scrathes..
etc etc' by Birgit and Wilhem Hein ?

i would try to find a good source about Austrian work.



On May 18, 2007, at 5:37 , Michael Betancourt wrote:

> I'm doing some research into "films" that exist only as sets of
> instructions or declarations (nothing to actually watch) that
> belong to the same history/tradition/whatever you want to call it
> as conceptual art and the new music (such as La Monte Young's
> instruction pieces). I know of a number of things that border on
> this type of work, but still have a physical component.
> I have a copy of "This Book is a Movie" from the 70s
> Things like "Total Static Takeover" (Scott Arford ) are also of
> interest.
> Michael Betancourt
> Sioux City, IA USA
> the avant-garde film & video blog
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