This texteo creates montage with three elements in a dialectic: the ideas of feminist
documentary filmmaker and theorist Barbara Halpern Martineau (her videos are not on YouTube to include), text describing lessons I learned from LFYT 2007, and a related video. In my blog post "On Slogans"
I write: "I ask you to think of the following slogans—penned by committed artists from long-past revolutions, times, and places, and then followed by my own slogan responses—as a call to arms for how we might better muster today's technology to contribute to an ongoing project of improving the possibilities for presentation, interpretation, and abstract social evaluation, human interaction, perception, and epistemology, through media praxis
According to Wikipedia, "Peter Oakley
(born 20 August 1927), is a pensioner from Leicester, England. He is better known by his pseudonym geriatric1927
on the popular video sharing website YouTube ... By mid 2006, geriatric1927 was the most subscribed user channel on YouTube." [cit]
Barbara Halpern Martineau (also known as Sara Halprin) "was a faculty advisor to the first women's studies course offered at the University of Toronto (1971). She began researching and writing about women's films and writings and was part of the first wave of feminist/women's film festivals in NYC."[cit]
Documentary scholars and producers debate about the effective use of the talking head. While it is most common to advise avoiding
too much of a person talking in medium-shot, radical traditions committed to oral history
and self-expression of disenfranchised communities have advocated the use of this style.
One of my ten founding terms
for this project is access
. A greater number of individuals from more diverse cross-sections of society need to make, see, and understand radical or expressive media.