[NetBehaviour] Digital Art and Design at Writtle School of Art.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Feb 15 12:09:27 CET 2010
Hi Dave & Writtle Students...
here is a Youtube link to Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (1 of 2)
> hi marc
> This film Can Dialectics Break Bricks? sounds very intersting - I've
> never heard of it before. I've found a link:
> I think this is the film in its entirety, though the quality seems a
> bit poor - do you know of a better link?
> cheers, dave
> On 15 February 2010 10:26, marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org> wrote:
>> Hi Liz & other students at Writtle...
>> I was watching the work 'System and Chance Experiments'. I think the
>> cutting of images and film work really well. But I think the music is a
>> bit too tinny. Also, I am wondering if you need this music at all - my
>> suggestion, which is only a suggestion is to, put an ambient track there
>> instead. Not only that, have a look at how other artists have dealt with
>> communicating their concepts using similar process for expression, such
>> as the situationists. The reason I am mentioning this is that you could
>> explore either cutting up other conversations relating to the subject of
>> your video and then adding them to the visuals. Or add alternative form
>> of music and sound.
>> Here are some examples you may find interesting:
>> Stewart Home, on the Blissett Enigma. nice little piece from Stewart
>> Home which gives a good insight into the origins of Luther Blissett.
>> Musical Score from the WoT4 CD "The Open Pop Star" by Luther Blissett
>> 1999. Audio by Radio Eye (AUS) 2001 An extract from film The Luther
>> Blissett Enigma taken from the "What happened to Luther Blissett 10.5
>> years DVD also by, would you believe it Luther Blissett.
>> Excerpts from the LB Enigma (4): Luther Blissett.
>> The evening of December the 31st 1999. Luther Blissett's last night,
>> well maybe anyway here's his version of events. Taken from the LB 10.5
>> ANNI DVD.
>> Can Dialectics Break Bricks? 1
>> "La Dialectique Peut-Elle Casser Des Briques?, in English, "Can
>> Dialectics Break Bricks?", is a 1973 Situationist film produced by the
>> French director René Viénet which explores the resolution of conflict
>> through dialogue as opposed to violence.
>> The film uses a much older martial arts film ("The Crush" from Doo Kwang
>> Gee) for its visuals which has been dubbed over by the filmmakers in an
>> attempt at detournement. The concept and motivation of this film was to
>> adapt a bourgeois film into a radical critique of cultural hegemony and
>> thus into tools of subversive revolutionaries ideals.
>> The Narrative is based upon a conflict between the proletarian and
>> bureaucrats within state capitalism. The proletarians enlist their
>> dialectics and radical subjectivity to fight their oppressors whilst the
>> bureaucrats defend themselves using a combination of bribery and
>> violence. The film is noted for its humorous approach to this serious
>> subject matter.
>> The film also contains many references to revolutionaries who thought
>> and fought for the realisation of a post-capitalist world, including
>> Marx, Bakunin, and Wilhelm Reich. Also Subplots dealing with issues of
>> gender equality, alienation, trade unionism, May 1968, and the
>> Situationist themselves are riddled throughout the film."
>> Be patient, the film really starts after a few minutes...
>> What is interesting regarding Situationist film-making is the
>> appropriation of film and other materials created by others, which have
>> been remixed to get their own ideas across. You have naturally done this
>> in your own work, which is interesting but I think you need to go one
>> tiny step further. I think what would also make the work more dynamic is
>> not making it a pop video, but something else.
>> I hope this helps, others may have completely different suggestions.
>> will have a look at other works on the blog :-)
>> wishing you well.
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