Re: Vj Art

From: Chuck Kleinhans (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Dec 14 2008 - 02:33:06 PST

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Perhaps a useful comparison might be Brakhage's Mothlight. You wouldn't be likely to want
to watch 2 or 3 hours of it. (or if you would be, pass that joint)

Harry Smith's numbered animation series might also be appropriate here. How much of it
would you want to watch for 3 hours? Or maybe short episodes is exactly how it should be
watched. At one point in its history Smith used the "Meet the Beatles" LP as the soundtrack


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On Sun, 14 Dec 2008 9:22:05 am +0000 jaime cleeland wrote:

I do not perform at dance events and use the tag Vj art as it is more appropriate than
experimental video artist. I also see no reason why Vj work cannot be interesting.

--- On Sat, 13/12/08, James Cole <email suppressed> wrote:

I tend to not be very charitable in my appraisal of VJ media; for several reasons. 
Primarily, because it seems like it is mainly intended (indeed, best suited) to accompany
electronic dance music; I can't see myself wanting to go into a cinema, sit as the lights go
down, and watch two or three hours of VJ media.

, but it doesn't strike me as something that anyone will be, or ought to be, interested in a
few years down the line. 

So I'm asking you, and anyone else who wants to take up the question; what am I missing?
  How should I watch this?  How does it fit in with the type of film this list usually

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