10 I liked
by Scott Stark
Below are 10 (or so) avant-garde films & videos 'that mattered to me' in 1998, in no particular order. There were others that I liked also, and of course many more that I wasn't able to see.
This list was originally posted to the Frameworks mailing list and published in Film Threat's weekly online magazine.
Bob Cobbing/Movie Trivia/Hypnopedagogy by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (16mm sound film, colors/sound, 28 minutes.)
Artist and provocateur tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE takes found footage of a 60s-era high school counselor -- blandly discussing teenage sexuality -- and reworks it into a mantra-like intonation of distressed surfaces, severed frames and stuttering loops. Bob Cobbing is a relentless, rigorous work, obsessively punctuated and deftly executed with a complex hashwork of visual and aural cues. tENT infuses the banality of his film's core with depth and wit.
to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page
to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page
to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience
to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important
for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..
for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH
to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)