This is moving slightly away, perhaps, but I think is related to the concern
with literature and cinema.

Konrad Steiner in the Bay Area was doing work in poetry and cinema several
years ago, which has also led to a neo-Benshi movement, which is relevant as
well.  Two of the neo-benshi shows have been done at REDCAT in Los Angeles,
and more in the Bay Area, and I¹m sure elsewhere, all with current
contemporary authors writing new pieces that
accompany/explain/describe/expand upon a film that is playing as they read.

Some links:


On 9/28/13 1:44 PM, "Jon Dieringer" <> wrote:

> Also in video you might be interested in some of these short pieces by Cynthia
> Maughan, which recall Edgar Allan Poe and Flannery
> O'Connor:
> I'm thinking specifically of Frozen & Buried Alive and Trailer Life.
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Warren Cockerham <>
> wrote:
>> How about Experimental Video or Video Art? If so.. Gary Hill's 1984 videotape
>> WHY DO THINGS GET IN A MUDDLE? (COME ON PETUNIA). A loose adaptation of Alice
>> in Wonderland and Gregory Bateson's metalogue 'Why do Things Get in a
>> Muddle?' from 'Steps to an Ecology of the Mind.'  Most of the tape is
>> performed backwards -- camera movement, blocking, performance, spoken
>> language, etc.. -- a la The Black Lodge sequences in Twin Peaks.. of course,
>> several years before Frost and Lynch went all TV with this approach. "It's
>> happening again..."
>> Hill
>> Frost & Lynch
>> best regards,
>> Warren Cockerham
>> Bennington Vermont
>> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Esperanza Collado
>> <> wrote:
>>> Dear friends,
>>> Im currently lecturing a course on literature and visual arts and i would
>>> like to approach/show the students experimental films based in/inspired by
>>> literary pieces, only I need your help to do so. Any recommendations will be
>>> very welcome.
>>> Thanks very much,
>>> Esperanza.

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