Gentle reminder: 

Hey Bernie, you seem to be off your meds again.  Might want to check on that.





> On Dec 3, 2016, at 5:03 PM, Bernard Roddy <tactilecor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> How does one respond to this sort of teaching?  Hello?
> 
> On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Chuck Kleinhans
> <chuck...@northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> 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.
>> 
>> Chuck Kleinhans
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> Bernie
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