Re: Jacobs/Views From The Avantgarde 2007 (was: Re: TIE-2007 PROGRAM ONLINE (Montréal))

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 09:07:09 PDT

Well I will add: it (Capitalism/Child Labor) seems politically ALL
within the form, the form/space of it. You could not translate it
into an essay, a blackboard lecture (thinking Godard/Gorin) or even a
"movie". As Bernie implies. I'm not sure I've seen anything that
investigates a space so ruthlessly and thoroughly.

PS Bernie you don't need the glasses, pulfirch filter etc. Or even
both eyes, or both eyes open.

"Dreams That Money Can't Buy" (the projection work that followed) was
also very interesting; I could have done with half the amount
(length) of it. Intense enough. I (eyes) wandered to things like the
overshoot of the screen, where a Balinese ur-movie was happening in
shadows on the black curtains around the screen. (Will the fx
supervisor on Superman V study this for a future Fortress Of
Solitude ? ;-)

I'd spent time earlier that afternoon in Chelsea motivated by an
installation piece I needed to catch (thus missing Peter Hutton
unfortunately) and "because I was there" grazed a few shows. What can
I say, pretty feeble stuff down there as compared to what was
happening at the Walter Reade !

My Views views on the Phil factor to follow.


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