Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!

Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
From: Rob Stone (
Date: Wed Aug 03 2005 - 17:26:28 EDT

Hi David

You can get a copy of the film from electronic arts intermix in NY - about
$250 for an educational buy. But several colleges hold a copy in the UK, so
an interlib loan should get one for you to use in the shorter term


> From: "Reid, David" <>
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> Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 21:42:36 +0100
> To: <>
> Subject: RE: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
> Hi Rob -
> interesting to her mention of Eleanor Antin - is the film available today? We
> often use her work with the wellingtons in our conceptual art lectures.
> david
> -----Original Message-----
> From: on behalf of Rob Stone
> Sent: Wed 03-Aug-05 13:07
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> Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
> Bill you say you are not concerned with the other. Occasionally it is
> unavoidable. The soundtrack to Eleanor Antin's film, the Ballerina and the
> Bum, is full of accidents - overflying aircraft, wind banging the microphone
> etc. She has since said (the film is from 1974) that had she been able, she
> may have avoided those sounds. But in a film about the other and how others
> meet and recognise themselves as such, this accidental and transfixing
> allophony in fact turns out to be the most convincing aspect of the film's
> argument.
> r
>> From: sylvi macCormac <>
>> Reply-To: <>
>> Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 05:00:26 -0600
>> To: <>
>> Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
>> ditto :-) what a wonderful dis cussion about art & aesthetics. and
>> polite too :-)
>> Jean-Marc Pelletier wrote:
>>> Thank you, Bill, for articulating my own feelings so clearly. (And
>>> thanks to you too Michael for bringing up those points.)
>>> bill thompson wrote:
>>>>> Sorry to sound like I'm on a soap box. But think
>>>>> carefully about what actually causes you to feel
>>>>> things.
>>>> not at all, i'm enjoying the conversation.
>>>> maybe i have a very different idea of what is art
>>>> because i'm not concerned with the 'other'...which to
>>>> be honest, i'm not. i'm much more concerned with that
>>>> feeling of the aesthetic which i can very much
>>>> experience 'attending' the world (non-intended as art)
>>>> as i can listening to something created by an
>>>> individual as 'art' in a gallery or concert hall.
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