1. Hutton was an educator.
2. For most people, appreciation of “pure” art, of “extremely disciplined
style” is learned, not an inherent given of personality, biology, or whatever.
Taste is a social construction,
3. Educating potential viewers so they can have such art experiences is (at
least in part) an act of love, a social act that makes this a better world.
> On Dec 3, 2016, at 11:03 AM, Bernard Roddy <tactilecor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Frameworkers! I don't know who you are, but . . . It's like the
> letters my father writes that I never answer. They just keep coming,
> even as I throw them directly in the trash. What, then, is it to
> write someone, anyway?
> But Peter Hutton work screened at Nightingale. And I wonder, well:
> What does this have to do with higher education? That wasn't the
> first thing, though. It was, is this still acceptable? It was funny,
> after the show - all totally silent - I had to think of André Kertész
> photographs. Is this even experimental? The girl in the seat in
> front of me rested her head on her boyfriend's shoulder. It was an
> experience resembling a service of some kind. The show was very well
> attended. I'm not just saying that. And understandably so, because
> the experience is hard to get! It's in film, for god's sake, and it
> couldn't possibly be otherwise - it's pure, it's committed to this
> extremely disciplined style. You could think, you could wait, and
> there was never anything to distract you . . (I'm thinking of the
> river film and the Polish city film) . . But then there's that what
> does this have to do with higher education? Can this really be part
> of a course of study? That's where I lose it.
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