Athletics vs. Aesthetics

From: Brett Kashmere (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 07 2008 - 16:20:22 PDT

Sarah -

The timing of your inquiry is amazing. A friend of mine just asked me for some titles that straddle sport and experimental media, and here is the list that I sent her, minutes ago:

"A Spy in the House that Ruth Built" - Vanalyne Green
"American Dreams" - James Benning
"I'm Keith Hernandez" - Rob Perri

"On the Pond" - Phil Hoffman
"La Premiere Etoile" - William Wees
"Shooting Star" - Jason Britski
"Mon numéro 9 en or" - Pierre L'Amare
"Un Jeu si simple" - Gilles Groulx
"Mean" - Clive Holden

"Robert Parrish" - Paper Rad
"Western History" - Stan Brakhage

"Golden Gloves" - Gilles Groulx
"The Long Count" - Paul Pfeiffer

"Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait" - Phillipe Parreno and Douglas Gordon

"Of Sport and Men" - Hubert Aquin (with narration by Roland Barthes)

"Putting the Balls Away" - Tara Mateik

I'll let you know if anything else comes to mind!

Brett Kashmere
Oberlin College

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Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:52:03 -0500
From: Sarah Buccheri
Subject: Athletics vs. Aesthetics

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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 reactions.
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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