From: Jason Halprin (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 10:34:36 PST
This is something that was discussed at length during a roundtable at the 2007 edition of TIE in Montreal. Although I cannot remember exact details (I'll look for my notes), we took Benjamin's "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" as a starting point, and discussed what it means to continue working in film as reproduction (ie making prints) becomes more and more difficult. Both content and process were addressed, as were issues of economics and exclusivity (in the making of and presentation of work).
I recall that one of the hosts from the Double Negative collective made a recording of the discussion, perhaps someone on the lists knows if you can get it?
I'm sure I'm leaving a number of attendees out, I remember that the following filmmakers and programmers were participants: myself, Bill Storz, Jeanne Liotta, Chris May, Karl Lemieux, John Porter, Pablo de Ocampo, Shawn Cotter
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