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Re: FILM-PHILOSOPHY medium[Scanned-Clean]

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"Frank, Michael" <[log in to unmask]>

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if what damian REALLY wanted [though i kinda doubt it] was to get rid entirely of the concept "art" -- which is used more often than not as a highly tendentious and untheorized honorific -- then i'm on board . . . all too often it means little more than "my tastes [or my standards] are better than yours"  

so i can see why this might be categorized as micro-fascist

but i fear that isn't what damian wanted at all

tant pis

mike  



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when the ship is capsizing, the first thing jettisoned is integrity

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Chris Gooch, et al.,

Who gets to decide what is "art" -- let alone what film is "art" and
what film is not "art"?  How is "art" even being defined as?  Let us
not assume "we" all agree to a definition in advance. Further, what is
the assumption/s behind your (and others) aforementioned statement?
Perhaps: "This is good; thus, this is art"?  What proceeds the
questions "is film art"?

Personally, I would be hesitant to make any (ridged) binary
oppositions and hierarchies, and you are right to say this is an old
debate, which is one reason I am rather perplexed by its
(re-)emergence.  There seems to be a desire, right now on this
listserv, to categorize in ways that can be understood in Guattarian
terms as "mirco-fascist" molbilizations around objects and subject in
the world.


Robert Summers, PhD
Lecturer ABD: Art History
Liberal Arts and Sciences Dept.
Los Angeles, CA. 90045
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