Re: Experiments in Cinema V5.1 still seeking submissions

From: Bernard Roddy (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Nov 25 2009 - 11:58:44 PST

Just make sure the films are real meditative like. If anyone complains, refer them to Johanna Drucker's book, Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (U. of C., '05). You can say you advocate "complict formalism" and that artists "under sway of [any performance- or body-oriented post-minimalist theory] "cultivate a self-styled radical chic supposedly pure of crass motives like careerism or material gain" (xiv). If that doesn't seal it, add that "theory has rigidified into predictable categories of thought each identifiable by their characteristic vocabulary of the 'object,' the 'subversive,' the 'transgressive,' the 'resistant,' or other negative keyword." (xv) You can give Drucker's contact information in case there are doubts about the experiences of practicing artists. She seems to speak with authority:

"Criticism's prescriptive effect paralyzes the inventive impulse of making and locks artists into an impoverished 'poststudio' position in which art making is conceived largely as conceptual or symbolic act. But this simply isn't true [use italics here and add "my emphasis"]. For all the crucial significance of conceptualism, art is never only an idea." (xv)

Good luck!


--- On Tue, 11/24/09, Myron Ort <email suppressed> wrote:

> From: Myron Ort <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: Experiments in Cinema V5.1 still seeking submissions
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 2:27 PM
> I have two new films, one is  9
> minutes and one is 16 minutes, but I am thinking they
> are  too long for film festivals. I feel self conscious
> about demanding that much attention for abstract material in
> this context.  I need to start making 3-4 minute
> films.
> How patient are today's film festival audiences?
> Myron Ort
> On Nov 23, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Bryan Konefsky wrote:
> > Hi all - our submission deadline is quickly
> approaching - See below - our postmark deadline is December
> 10-ish... let us know if you might need a few extra days for
> submissions and with a hefty bribe (kidding) I'm sure we can
> accomodate!
> > all the best,
> > bryan konefsky
> > festival director
> >
> > Experiments in Cinema V5.1 (a Basement Films
> production in collaboration with UNM’s Department of
> Cinematic Arts) is currently seeking submissions for our 5th
> annual celebration of international, cinematic
> experimentation. This year’s festival will take place in
> Albuquerque April 15-18, 2010.  We encourage all moving
> image artists creating unembedded, undependent, underground,
> experimental, personal, and wildly imaginative media to
> submit to our festival (postmark deadline for submissions is
> December 10, 2009… though if materials are dated a day or
> two later we will happily accept your work for
> consideration!!). See and click in
> Experiments in Cinema V5.1 for details.
> > Contact festival director Bryan Konefsky at bryank
> (at) for more information.
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.