Re: [Frameworks] The code of

From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 05 2010 - 08:20:14 PDT


My "The Flicker" has many of the characteristics mentioned in this discussion.
Totally binary in its main content, it is in many respects indestructible. The
sound and titles are analog, however. Kubelka's score is more pointilist than
mine, which can be deciphered from published illustrations. You might refer to
Branden Joseph's wonderful treatment in "Beyond the Dream Syndicate."


On Mon 07/05/10 2:31 AM , Evan Meaney email suppressed sent:
> Hi Björn:
> It's funny, I'm actually teaching a class about codes and sequences
> in cinema in the fall, stateside - Kubelka's AR is an important part
> of the syllabus. I haven't found a ton of work about the _specific_
> code at work in AR but I was lucky enough to see him speak a few
> years ago about it. He said that he was interested in having the
> exact same amount of light and dark hit the screen over the duration
> of the piece. The presence and absence of information equalizing one
> another. Ditto for the sound, where the noise ( I forget it if it's
> just white noise or something more particular at the moment)
> contrasts directly with the silence.
> I would love, love, love to see that rock and find out that exact
> equation.If someone out there has it, do let us know.
> All the best,
> Evan
> On Jul 4, 2010, at 6:13 PM, Lundgren wrote:
> I remeber reading about Peter Kubelka saying something about that
> Arnulf
> Rainer was the only eternal film, that he would write down the
> concept/code/script/equation/whatever on a rock and then when all
> other
> works of cinema had faded away (by technical death or whatever) his
> could
> allways be recreated perfectly in its intended form.
> Anyway, what I was interested in was that form. Does anyone know if
> he ever
> spoke of the "code" or has anyone with access to a film copy been
> able to
> determine it?
> A secondary question is also this: What is the technical form of the
> "soundtrack"?
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