From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 24 2009 - 11:10:48 PDT
black and white thinking
i avoid that like i avoid putting my film of my friend brodie the cat
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On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 12:44 PM, malgosia askanas <email suppressed> wrote:
> Cari wrote:
> as far as my analysis of the film i see no large difference between it and
>> a brakhage film when he films a cat - that was my exact reference point in
>> the post - the only difference to me is in my mind because i know that
>> brakhage filmed his wife having a baby, an autopsy... other more 'amazing'
>> things than the cat
> Cari, but if this is the case, why go see an experimental film at all?
> Seeing a cat surely beats seeing any images of a cat,
no because the thing about art is that it is co-creative
it is a relationship between the artist and the subject
yes the optics can often be the art - the highest form of art
- the optical experience one has in the viewing of a cat -
however not all humans experience this height
therefore there is a need to share
so your optical experience may 'beat'
whereby my mother who has always had very bad vision
and not at really an artistic thinker
welcomes and seeks out the artists experience or representation of it
often through paintings she views and ceramics and the like
> and present-day documentaries or realistic portrayals of autopsies and
> childbirths surely beat what Brakhage could accomplish with his limited
> means, no?
first of all i do not think his means where so limited
- technically i think you mean -
i really don't see it that way
his 'limitations' may have created more art actually
plus again you are missing the artists mind (not brain) in your equation
and what that brings to fore
which is more than half of it i would say
do you know the writing of robert smithson?
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