From: Suzie Silver (email suppressed)
Date: Sat May 15 2010 - 11:27:59 PDT
off the top of my head, from a few years back: The Binary Universe by BT
-- "The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." J.B.S. Haldane On 5/15/10 7:23 AM, "Gene Youngblood" <email suppressed> wrote: > Steve and Roger, > James Herbert's nude studies, made over a period of four decades, are > exquisite. They are to nude portraiture what Brakhage is to abstract > expressionism, and for the same reason -- the addition of time and motion, > which unfolds the psychological and emotional potential of the tradition and > takes it way beyond mere portraiture. And film's tactility has rarely been > exploited with greater effect. It looks like step printing, but in fact it's > real-time rephotography involving a hand-cranked projector. > > Herbert's films used to be at MoMA (I guess they still are), and for a while > he was regarded with the kind of reverence we accord to Peter Hutton and other > artists of that stature. Jem Cohen released a VHS collection many years ago, > on his C-100 publishing label, but in spite of that Herbert has faded from > view. This is both tragic and baffling, given the sheer beauty and artistic > singularity of these works. One would think that the resurgence of artisanal > practice in film would return Herbert to the spotlight, but no. > > Not everyone shares my opinion. In the late '80s James and I tried to persuade > Bob Stein to publish a laserdisc box set on his Voyager Press label, but Bob, > and presumably his consulting staff, were unimpressed. > > G. > > > Gene Youngblood > 28 Sunrise Road > Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 USA > vox/fax: +1.505.424.8708 > email suppressed > > __________________________________________________________________ For info on > FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>. > > __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.