From: Patricia R. Zimmermann (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 07 2009 - 17:45:24 PST
Great points--you have vast archival knowledge on Belson.
Have you considered writing this post up as a review article for maybe AFTERIMAGE or THE MOVING IMAGE? It's a provocative critique
Patricia R. Zimmermann, Ph.D.
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>Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 17:30:59 -0800
>From: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>)
>Subject: Re: looking for good intro text - re Art Cinema & Belson resources
>To: email suppressed
>We've seen a copy of Art Cinema and are disappointed about its errors and inaccuracies.
>Example, all 3 sections which mention Jordan Belson contain errors. Belson was not, of course, a pioneer in liquids and overhead projectors, nor did he use these at The Vortex Concerts in 1957-1959.
>His optical bench was not similar to John Whitney, Sr.'s, nor the machine described in Art Cinema (as confirmed by Belson). Credits for his film Epilogue (2005) are incorrect here; Belson was not the producer or editor, he is the Director. The Editor was David Lebrun, Producer was Cindy Keefer.
>That's just a few...perhaps we should put at least the Belson corrections online on CVM's Belson Research pages.
>Re the Belson and Vortex topic, a very short essay derived from my current research has been published in Leonardo Electronic Alamanac. See second half, re Vortex Concerts.
>Keefer, Cindy. 'Raumlichtmusik' - Early 20th Century Abstract Cinema Immersive Environments. Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Creative Data Special Issue. Leonardo: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, and MIT Press. October 2009. PDF.
>Center for Visual Music
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>>>Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 16:35:17 -0500
>>>From: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>)
>>>Subject: Re: looking for good intro text
>>>To: email suppressed
>>>You will probably not like this message.
>>>But yesterday I received my copy of a new Taschen book, Art Cinema
>>>(9783822835944), that takes a swipe at the huge project of connecting cinema, in
>>>its origins and full sweep as art, with the contemporary art media. In it you
>>>will find Bresson, Pipilotti Rist, Aernout Mik, Len Lye, Muehl, Sharits, Arrabal,
>>>Tracey Moffatt, Dreyer, Greenaway, etc. etc. (but no community-based video at
>>>all). Of course this book is a failure, but it connects viscerally with things
>>>students are interested in (sex, surrealism, movies), and is loaded with pix and
>>>lite on text. In fact, I will consider it as a textbook for certain of my own
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.