Re: [Frameworks] John Writer

From: Mark Toscano (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 17:36:54 PDT

Hmm, I've been wondering about John Writer a bit. I've never seen anything, but when Brakhage's internegatives came to the Academy from MoMA in about 2005-06, one of Writer's internegs was in there. Most likely, Western Cine labs had sent it by mistake to MoMA back in 2002. It's a film called HADES TRINITY. Can't help but think of THE DANTE QUARTET, of course.

I think at the time, maybe Timoleon Wilkins told me he had known John, but I don't remember what he said. I just inventoried the interneg into our collection, so if someone knows John, he might like to know we have it and perhaps want it back.

Steve P - your description of that screening is fascinating. I wonder if he makes films anymore.

Mark Toscano

--- On Fri, 6/4/10, gregg biermann <email suppressed> wrote:

From: gregg biermann <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] John Writer
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
Date: Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:49 AM


I have a dim memory of him at SFAI in 1992 or 1993. A tall, bearded
fellow with a floppy brimmed hat and sandals. He thoroughly thrashed me
at chess without much effort. His one film that I recall was called
something like 'I -- Venus, Dog of this Light". Reminded me of
Brakhage's Arabics, Roman Numerals, Egyptians, etc. It was soft-focus,
abstracted if not totally abstract and delicate. Some of the graduate
students (harshly but affectionately) dubbed him "Stan the younger".


Jacob W. wrote:

#yiv1382957565 .hmmessage P
#yiv1382957565 .hmmessage

I was wondering if someone might be able to help me out with any
information about John Writer (who he is, about his films, anything
really)?  Brakhage mentions him in the interview with Suranjan Ganguly,
but so far I've come up empty-handed.  Thanks.



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