Re: Athletics vs. Aesthetics

From: Shane Eason (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 07 2008 - 18:31:11 PDT


Although longer in duration, Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle does contain acts that involve competition and physical endurance that is performed by both filmmaker and an array of other characters, including animals and vehicles. For example: Jockey + Horse; Line Dancing; Bull Riding; Motorcycle with Sidecar; and so on. You can look at his work at Good luck!


Example: Cremaster Cycle
On Apr 7, 2008, at 6:52 PM, Sarah Buccheri <email suppressed> wrote:

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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