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Larry Jordan Interview

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 30, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

Paul Karlstrom interviews Larry Jordan for the Archives of American Art in the Smithsonian Institution. Great discussion of his relationship to other film makers and artists.






 
Canadian Experimental Video

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 17, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

The Canadian Journal of Communication has an article called Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video, on experimental video made in Canada, "edited by American independent curator and film/video maker Jenny Lion, was conceived as a book/catalogue accompanying an exhibition screening series of the same name that Lion herself curated in association with Minneapoliss Walker Art Center. "






 
The Alchemy of Touch

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 21, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

On the surface is where Rey Parla works to make his movies by hand, based on his physical, immediate response to the scratched/painted layers of his marks on that film. His haptic approach is flexible: it explores the physical character of its objects as objects, not as symbolic representations. This is a distinctly non-verbal approach to making movies. It does away with language in order to document a more immediate, direct encounter with the movie: the many tiny pictures that are the film itself.




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Duration Statement

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 13, 2003 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

My work with movies has gradually developed towards shorter and shorter pieces, but not out of some need to purify and reduce the excess materials in my work. Instead it was the inevitable result of considering the question of duration versus the viewing habits almost all of us have when confronted by popular culture. I gradually reduced the length of my movies from a desire to explore issues closely related to duration.




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MOVIES AND STATICS

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 24, 1998 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Much of what follows, while directed towards Movies, is equally applicable to Statics. 'Real time' is the key to distinguishing statics (movies) which move very slowly from actual movies-as-such. Many things move/change, but not in a fashion we can actually perceive.




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