Re: Athletics vs. Aesthetics

From: jason livingston (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 11:23:15 PDT

does dancing qualify as athletics?

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 11:02:28 -0700
From: email suppressed
Subject: Re: Athletics vs. Aesthetics
To: email suppressed

You might want to look at Jean Vigo's Taris,
roi de l'eau (1931) (aka Jean Taris, Swimming Champion) -
beautiful, as one might expect. In more recent history, Robert Nelson's
More (1971/1999) is a truly amazing auto-ethnographic film
featuring an amateur softball game (with great sideburns) as its central
dramatic/comedic action.

  ----- Original Message -----
  Sarah Buccheri
  To: email suppressed
  Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 3:52
  Subject: Athletics vs. Aesthetics
Hello all,

I'm setting up a program for The Experimental
  Film/Video Series at Woodland Pattern Book Center here in Milwaukee and was
  wondering if anyone has some titles to suggest.
This program will address
  the question: What does a marginalized cultural force (underground and avant
  garde film/video) have to say about a dominant mainstream cultural force
  (competitive sport)? I began to think about art and sport after hearing
  a story in which the director of athletics at Princeton suggested that sport
  be made a topic for academic study, and that to study athletics is no
  different than studying other performative art forms. He received, along
  with the journalist reporting the story, many hostile
I am looking for short works that reference
  mainstream competitive sport in any way, even if they don't seem to relate to
  this general question.

Sarah Buccheri

Sarah Buccheri
UW-Milwaukee Dept. of Film, Video and 
  New Genres
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
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