Oh please . .
On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 2:08 PM, John Knecht <jkne...@colgate.edu> wrote:
> I used Peter Hutton's films in my university courses for forty years. I put
> them in context by showing students, Peter's films with paintings by Monet.
> Filmmaking in celluloid or in a digital format is about light and motion at
> its base. Artists such as Peter Hutton or Claude Monet or James Benning are
> artists who look carefully at the world. As Benning says "Going out and
> observing and reporting back." Peter's study of natural light and motion
> are unique in cinema. Good art makes places for us to go. Peter's films
> took you to a place the other night. It took the couple in front of you
> there too. You've never been there before. Come back again.
> John Knecht
> On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Bernard Roddy <tactilecor...@gmail.com>
>> 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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