Saturday, June 12, 2010

Une Femme Mariee

Comparison of four different releases of Godard's Une Femme Mariee. Last one is Blu-Ray...looks great.

I found these on DVD Beaver. What a great site, so nerdy.

Here are a few more of their Blu-Ray screenshots. Does anyone know of any books about Raoul Coutard? He is my favorite cinematographer and I'd love to see his photo work. I'm going to watch these interviews as soon as I get a chance.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Early Video Art - Stephen Beck

Video Weavings - 1976

(for KR and WF)

"My work is to make something beautiful with technology. I believe in spiritual technology. Video Weavings is a link between the modern (video) and the ancient (weaving) technologies. Video Weavings are based on poetic mathematical rhymes, or algorithms, visualized in real time on the warp and weft of video's horizontal and vertical scanning electron beams, color phosphors, plasma cells, and LCD pixels."

more info

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

W.I.T.C.H. - 1969

Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell

Miranda mentioned this group a few weeks ago and I just realized that I had these photos.
They were taken by Lee Balterman for LIFE magazine at a protest in support of the Chicago Eight.
Photos of a different W.I.T.C.H. protest (they called them hexes) are available at Jo Freeman's site, a really great resource for first-hand information about social movements of the sixties and seventies.

Freeman says:
The following Halloween (1969) the target was the trial of New Left leaders, arrested for conspiracy after protests disrupted the 1968 Democratic Convention.
Slowly, solemnly, the Witches filed around the Federal Building in Chicago's Loop, faces painted white, staring straight ahead, flowing black capes swirling around them. "Our sister justice lies chained and tied," they chanted. "We curse the ground on which she died."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Covers from the German magazine Homecomputer