Festivals - new/old work

From: Bryan Konefsky (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Sep 23 2007 - 22:12:13 PDT

I guess since we just posted our call for submissions for
Experiments in Cinema V 3.0 I should weigh in on this
subject of programming new/old work.
1) I trust that if a work has been screened in Albuquerque
in the past (umm, Albuquerque is where our festival
happens) either with Basement Films or other local
supporters of experimentalists, that the maker is unlikely
to submit it to our festival. So, in this regard all that
is submitted is, in relative terms, new to our audience.
2) In terms of curating, I really enjoy the challenges and
rich conceptual possibilities of constructing a program
comprised of "new" and "old" work. If a programmer is
good, the unexpected ways various works inform each other
reward a astute viewer with a sound/image experience that
can't be duplicated.
3) Time changes all and isn't it amazing to find new
meanings and value in revisited older work?

2 cents.

Bryan Konefsky
Lecturer, Department of Cinematic Arts,
University of New Mexico

Artistic Director, Experiments in Cinema
VP, Basement Films
PO Box 9337
Albuquerque, NM USA 87119

cell 505-235-1852

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