From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 12:17:18 PST
I was hoping for a "theoretical" definition of "sensory overload"
rather than another example of a film or whatever that I cannot
easily access. Even watching 77 minutes of Sistiaga's handpainted @
sound speed with overloud live punk music, I wasn't really thinking
"sensory overload", just "unpleasant experience". Even multiple
screen performances don't seem like "sensory overload" to me, but
just what they are supposed to be. I was hoping for a definition of
"sensory overload" that wouldn't need to include "handpainted" films
almost by definition. In other words, once I accepted the hand
painted film, or films where every frame is really (or really
really) different it seems there can no longer be anything called
"sensory overload". By "handpainted" I mean the one's where there is
not so much figurative continuous action between frames like
animation or clearly comprehensible anthropomorphic dancing blobs
etc. As someone who digs "experimental filmmaking" and phenomena of
nature, (pre and post psychedelic) I am not sure there is such a
thing as "sensory overload".
On Jan 17, 2010, at 4:14 PM, Jack Sargeant wrote:
> Although outside the period of the original question perhaps Balch
> & Burroughs' The Cut Ups could be considered an example of sensory
> But, of course the very notion of overload would be a personal
> On 5 Dec 2009, at 04:04, Myron Ort wrote:
>> Now that I think of it, I don't think I have ever experienced
>> anything I would call "sensory overload" as pertaining to a film
>> experience. Could someone define this genre for me. What are the
>> Myron Ort
>> On Dec 3, 2009, at 4:05 PM, Mark Toscano wrote:
>>> Howdy all -
>>> I've been working out a possible program (or two) of films that
>>> demonstrate the idea of "sensory overload", and although I have a
>>> bunch of titles in mind already, I'd love to get more
>>> suggestions, especially of work from the past 10-15 years or so.
>>> Shorts are preferable, as it's meant to be a diverse, mixed
>>> program of numerous artists from different eras.
>>> thanks much for any suggestions -
>>> Mark T
>>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.