From: ben d (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2007 - 21:41:32 PDT
Curious How folks would define radical within this context?
There is an aesthetic radicalism, a conceptual one and a political (among many others). My question is what stance in the world does the work take, how open is it to diverse reading and how much does it create instability in 'normative' perceptions. Too often we see work that is politically or formally 'radical' that fails in all senses through a reliance on one of them.
Is 'radical' assumed to mean anti-colonial, feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anarchist, etc.... works? If so we have a place to discuss from. Defining the terms of reference is key. Is a film or a still of a radical political action within the realm of art discourse if it is not claimed as such?
What is the ground between academic meanings and meanings in the world?
"It is a society, and not a technique, which has made the cinema like this. It could have been historical examinations, theory, essay, memoirs. It could have been the film I am making at this moment." - Guy Debord
----------------------------------------> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 20:45:24 -0700> From: email suppressed>> In the enclosed notes to his CD set EARLY MINIMALISM,> Tony Conrad (hi!) writes something to the effect (I> write from recollection): "Is their no greater luxury> than wasting time?" which, in the context of his work> as I understand it (to simplify), suggests these> "serious explorations of duration" as deliberately> escapist. I mean this in a positive sense, that> pleasurable uses of one's time, senses, intellect,> what have you, in a deliberately non-consumptive,> non-exploitative way is valuable, even as a temporary> state, or an imagined state. It opens the cracks in> the world for other possibilities and can be utopian,> and utopian ain't a bad thing. Is it?>> But of course we know there are all kinds of> durations, right? Some are indulgent, some are> assaultive, some are utopian, some are a!
ll three. Some> are something else. Right?>> Steve Polta>>> Often a claim is made that serious explorations of>> duration always pose>> radical questions about viewing, experience and>> consumption. What do you>> all think? Me, I'm a fence-sitter on that one...>>>>>>>> ____________________________________________________________________________________> Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story. Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games.> http://sims.yahoo.com/>>> __________________________________________________________________> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at .
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