[NetBehaviour] [Frameworks] Saul Levine & MassArt: resources

Michael Szpakowski m at michaelszpakowski.org
Mon Apr 2 12:06:10 CEST 2018

This seems utterly bizarre. Levine is an extraordinary poet of moving image.SO much seems to be rooted in  the poisonous notion of students as 'customers' that comes with neo-liberalism and the commodification of education...

      From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>
 To: Experimental Film Discussion List <frameworks at jonasmekasfilms.com> 
 Sent: Monday, April 2, 2018 3:36 AM
 Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] [Frameworks] Saul Levine & MassArt: resources

god knows what they'd do with the Blue Tape Kathy Acker and I made - and 
it's been freely shown publicly all over the place.

this is disgusting. infantilism just about sums it up.

On Sun, 1 Apr 2018, Michael Betancourt wrote:

> It seems that these days the real crime is making art. Creating work 
> that challenges assumptions, perhaps even works against biases is 
> something that will always "harm" the narrow minded by forcing them to 
> consider positions which make them uncomfortable. This situation sounds 
> a lot like what happened here.
> Michael Betancourt
> Savannah, GA
>> On Apr 1, 2018, at 6:42 PM, John Muse <jmuse at sonic.net> wrote:
>> Surprised that I haven?t read anything here on the recent news that Saul Levine "was pushed out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design after administrators accused him of 'harming students' by showing his film Notes After Long Silence, 1989, to his senior thesis class.?
>> Here are a few resources:
>> Saul?s original post detailing his decision to ?[retire] from MassArt,? as he says, and his reasons: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215932754649479&id=1165322620
>> The Artforum article: https://www.artforum.com/news/filmmaker-saul-levine-leaves-massart-following-dispute-over-artwork-74844
>> Indiewire article: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/03/saul-levine-mass-art-notes-after-long-silence-1201945678/
>> Saul?s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saullevine 
>> Films mentioned in the Artforum article include "Notes After a Long Silence" https://vimeo.com/73242778 and ?The Big Stick / An Old Reel? https://vimeo.com/89886468
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