[NetBehaviour] Digital Art and Design at Writtle School of Art.

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 12:19:05 CET 2010


thanks marc!

dave

On 15 February 2010 11:09, marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org> wrote:
> Hi Dave & Writtle Students...
>
> here is a Youtube link to Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (1 of 2)
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPCiyjtBfo
>
> marc
>> hi marc
>>
>> This film Can Dialectics Break Bricks? sounds very intersting - I've
>> never heard of it before. I've found a link:
>> http://vodpod.com/watch/620687-la-dialectique-peut-elle-casser-des-briques
>>
>> 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.
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92L0DtbjuZY&feature=related
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlExGRcOTGI
>>>
>>> and...
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> marc
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi.
>>>>
>>>> I’m studying Digital Art and Design at Writtle School of Art.
>>>>
>>>> We have been keeping a blog of our work and would be really appreciate
>>>> it you could take a moment to have a look and share your thoughts
>>>>
>>>> http://www.furtherfield.org/inspiwrit/
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Liz.
>>>>
>>>>
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