Re: FRAMEWORKS Digest - 17 Nov 2008 to 18 Nov 2008 - Special issue (#2008-610)

From: Jeanne LIOTTA (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 11:13:51 PST

Yeah and the even greater irony that Bruce Conner himself was one of those people, in his last years at if your local video store has one of those old Conner VHS Facets tapes consider yourself lucky. As you all know the films can no longer be rented since Conner withdrew them from distribution. But meanwhile the NYPL's Donnell Media Center has several Conners in the collection including at least two different versions of REPORT (of which there are several, right?)

>I will, however, note the absolutely crushing irony, the total
>absurdity, of anyone making copyright claims about why one should NOT
>show a Bruce Conner film, given that Conner made most of his major
>works, including REPORT, using found footage without respect to the
>copyright status of the images he appropriated. Conner was right when
>he made the films. People who want to place restrictions on the
>showing of such work, or prevent other artists from working in the
>same manner, have their heads up their ass.

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