Re: [Frameworks] Experimental Media for Middle and High School Students

From: jeanne LIOTTA (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 22 2010 - 20:14:32 PDT

rebellious pixels! that made me think of the new Harmony Korine short
movie/fashion ad playing at IFC right now, its pretty wonderful anywayI
think, lo-fi and lyrical, young black teen musing on fashion and identity,
um lets see I have the link around here somehweres

also , KIDS? i know its old but maybe useful, topical?

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Eli Horwatt <email suppressed> wrote:

> 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:
> Eli
> 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....
>> -Sam
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