From: Bernard Roddy (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jul 04 2010 - 07:13:11 PDT
I'd love to know more about this case than the defense fund site provides but understand that in the interest of the defence it is probably not going to be made available. Buffalo's reputation for exceptional media art turns on the courage of artists like Brose, whose struggle with official ignorance follows closely on the case against Steve Kurtz. And it is with such cases in mind that I become more and more convinced of the need for serious challenges to the way in which higher education approaches art and art history. The mention of Brose brings to mind an essay by the experimental film critic Laura U. Marks on Brose, Ahwesh, Hoolboom, and Hammer ("Loving a Disappearing Image" I think it's called) which will remind us of the context in which these charges are being brought. Child pornography is to be rejected as completely unacceptable, but what we have here is most definitely another lousy understanding of art.
> His legal defense will be a crucial, precedent-setting case. It is very expensive, and a fund has been set up to help pay for it:
> Please help!
> Thank you.
> David Finkelstein
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