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Your statement doesn't make any sense to me. Am I missing something or is that the point ("...that of an essential nothing...")?
Tis of course a TIC reworking of the Gidal Clouds statement as in....Clouds, 1969, 10 min, silent, b&wFrantic frame edge defining nothingness.'The anti-illusionist project engaged by Clouds is that of dialectic materialism. There is virtually nothing on screen, in the sense of in screen. Obsessive repetition as materialist practice not psychoanalytical indulgence.' - PG (Nov 1975)But you knew that already?
Gosh, I missed that one, goes to show how far Gidal is from my thinking about anything at the moment. (I was also about to ask what "TIC" was, but then I got it)
Jesus if you didn't get it, no one else will......still the video can be enjoyed without the inside info
Well I would have had to have memorised Gidal's statement to recognise your reworking and to be honest had momentarily forgotten about the film, (which of course is a lovely little impressionistic piece, isn't it?) so failed to make the connection. Nobody takes anti-illusionism seriously these days anyway.I think the video is so whimsically nostalgic (in a good sort of Wednesday afternoon childhood autumn melancholia way) that Gidal flew right out of the window.
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