From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 22 2009 - 10:01:26 PST
A correction to my post yesterday about Crossroads, re the Moritz/O'Neill article -
Footnote 5 of the Fallout article (quoted below, re original color ending & 3 screen loop) refers to Cosmic Ray, not to Crossroads. My apologies for posting this too quickly; and thanks to those who emailed me offlist about it.
Conner's 3 screen dvd installation version of Cosmic Ray is owned by a couple of museums and collectors. Michael Kohn, his art dealer, screened it in 2007 in his LA gallery. From their PR, on artnet.com:
"In the second gallery is the digitally restored version of THREE-SCREEN-RAY, now titled EVERAY- FOREVER. This was originally shown at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in 1965 in 8mm silent film. Conner has digitally transferred the film to DVD, and is being presented as a continuous loop. The film mixes found footage from early 20th century sources containing a striptease, educational film clips, animated cartoons, and silent movies."
I thought I read it screened at the Whitney Museum last year, though not sure of this.
>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:30:27 -0800
>From: C Keefer
>Subject: Re: Question about Crossroads
>"Fallout - Some Notes on the Films of Bruce Conner," by William Moritz and Beverly O'Neill, in
>Film Quarterly, Vol XXXI, No. 4, Summer 1978, discusses the "local color" of Patrick Gleeson's sound track, and [Re the second part]
>"We hear a lush, repetitive meditation music specially composed and performed for the remainder of the film, by Terry Riley" which is footnoted as: RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR
>Another footnote mentions the original ending in color, in the original version of the film, and
>"Conner also prepared the film originally as a three-screen loop event, so that two supportive side panels flanked the movie as it is most often shown, and the whole length of the film was repeated several times. Conner hardly thinks of the film in any definitive or superior state, and sold the three-screen reels in 8mm so that they could be projected at 5-frame-per-second speeds with separate sounds."
>This article is at the Center for Visual Music online Library, courtesy William Moritz:
>Is this information incorrect re Rainbow in Curved Air?
>Center for Visual Music
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