Re: Research question

From: Roger Beebe (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 12:17:13 PST


It's strange to me, as Mark Toscano notes below, that you're looking for examples where the constraint of film technology is seen as a burden without looking at the reverse, where the constraint is actually productive. That resistance in the material is one of the main reasons I've been so obstinate about working with (and presenting) celluloid-based work. It's like Oulipo, but without all the self-imposed obstacles--the constraint is built into the materials. For me, ease is the enemy, and whenever I start to feel like I'm getting too good at something, I have to introduce an element that helps me mess up again. I imagine there are LOTS of experimental filmmakers who feel the same way.

Two cents,
Roger Beebe
Gainesville, FL

On Jan 20, 2010, at 12:49 PM, Mark Toscano wrote:

> And I assume you're probably not interested so much (for this project) in the converse, i.e. artists who embrace those flaws and limitations, but let me know, I have a few folks in mind.

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