From: Shelly Silver (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 05 2010 - 09:25:40 PDT
in terms of the community, and this is a community-based listserve, my
question with all these kinds of lists is who benefits. i'm all for
benefits -they're useful things. clearly the people who benefit are
those on the list (both selectors and chosen) as well as Views,
further consolidating an already very consolidated vision/structure.
(as you point out so well below)
the next question is who doesn't benefit. well, everyone who is not
on the list. for me these lists are most often scary - they write a
very particular view of history as History. does the community
benefit? i've always been one that thought that community, in the
long run, benefits from diversity, aesthetic bouncings and even
clashes, and above all inclusion.
On Jun 5, 2010, at 9:38 AM, <email suppressed> wrote:
> hi there--
> chris' advanced math skills aside -- i don't find the list weird at
> the editor of the list co-programs Views. the editor of the list
> sent a "pre-selection" of titles to the 46 selectors which, included
> every film shown at views in the 2000's and a sprinkling of others
> from Wavelengths that didn't show at Views. these were the
> 'recommended' titles so to speak, although all selectors were
> invited to add their own, of course.
> its been said before: Views skews way toward distinguished gentlemen
> from the US.
> the list of selectors is mostly in this camp, with a sprinkling of
> women and folks outside the US.
> so its not weird at all to me that the list lauds Mr. Klahr, (and
> not just because he voted!) and crew, because IMHO it was a pre-
> determined self-congratulatory exercise.
> as all such lists of this ilk are...
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