Re: visual albums

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
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. 
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