From: Eli Horwatt (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 22 2010 - 14:44:25 PDT
Jonathan Mcintosh has been doing some interesting work in this
milieu--creating workshops for young women to remix and engage with gendered
advertising. Recombinant video work presents some interesting possibilities
for young people to work with and rethink images they are familiar with,
while eluding the daunting task of making up footage (and sharing one HD
camera with all the students).
He has a post on this subject here:
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Sam Wells <email suppressed> wrote:
> Long shot, maybe, but I'll say it anyway....
> It would probably be a bit risky for you (?) to show them a film like
> Pedro Costa's "In Vanda's Room" (Vanda and her sister smoke Heroin on
> camera) but Costa (for me, the best narrative/dramatic filmmaker now
> working bar none) and his method of working with the actual
> inhabitants of the Fontainhaus community shows both diginty and
> tragedy side by side.; certainly they will not have seen work like
> this (depicting an "at risk" society in Lisbon) in any media
> (excepting "The Wire" - especially Season 4, to some extent )
> But maybe the High School and recent graduates students ?
> Another thought, since I'm playing my favorite cards -- since they no
> doubt have experience with video games, how about Phil Solomon's "In
> Memoriam" trilogy & prelude; perhaps at least "Crossroad" and
> "Reherasals For Retirement" ? It would show how deep poetry can be
> derived from the space of conflict....
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-- Eli Horwatt York University, Toronto Ph.D. Candidate - Cinema & Media Studies
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