Re: burying film

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 31 2009 - 10:25:24 PDT

I have this recollection. I used to sometimes visit Bruce Bailie
when he lived by the ocean up in Caspar near Fort Bragg California.
One time I noticed a piece of paper with some colors on it tacked to
the door of his house. He explained that he had hoped that the
weather over time would somehow make it art. He said it was a
failure. The approach didn't really work. This was coming from
someone who once told me, upon seeing some of my "chancy" in camera
triple exposed images, that it would be "brilliant" had I done it

I once told this story to my painting teacher Harold Gregor (Phd. in
painting of all things and himself a masterful painter and teacher),
he said "your friend is very wise".......

Myron Ort

On Oct 30, 2009, at 10:47 PM, Jeanne LIOTTA wrote:

> Many moons ago I had buried a variety of film materials with images
> on them in my new community garden plot in NYC. Filmmaker Jurgen
> Reble, formerly of Schmelzdahin, happened to be in town and we
> walked over to my garden on Ave B on a lovely afternoon to un-bury
> it. But there were no images left! They'd been buried for about 4
> weeks , early springtime. Jurgen nodded sadly and said, Yes, Nature
> is a sledgehammer.
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