holding a mirror up to society highlighting violence...Defend his right to make artistic statements however he sees fit instead of hanging him out to dry with a weak apology.
I'd say NZ is a little too conservative to ground this kind of argument Robbie. To contextualize, both 'Hostel 2' and 'Run! Bitch run!" were banned in New Zealand. So I assume then that there's very little precedent on which to base an argument in support of this work if the establishment just can't recognize the artistic merit of the entire genre.
Moreso, outside of the cultural context which accepts these kinds of films, the video would lack cultural relevance to the general viewing audience.
unlike some others (the clip is embedded at that link), I'm not inclined to blame NZ On Air for this. I don't think it's practical or desirable to have a government agency dictating content in advance for a $5000 video grant.
I posted the likelihood of this kind of scenario elsewhere, a few years back, While I agree it would be impractical to have a government agency dictating content in advance, I don't see anything impractical about first requiring the artists to provide some kind of video concept before bequeathing $5000 to make a video. That would at least make a modicum of sense. Guilt by willfully ignorant association
Sacha, you omitted this telling section from your Scribe quote;
Asked if he was worried about repercussions from his comments, Scribe said: "I'd knock that guy out before he even came up my driveway, if it came down to that kind of thing."
A real threat of violence carried by the country's mainstream media, in response to video mock up (which obviously must have been very well made to stir up this kind of reaction) does illustrate the kind of hypocrisy Robbie touches on.
leading on to
Anti-violence groups called last weekend for the taxpayer-funded video to be banned from television,
Does seem to be some confusion here. "Anti-violence/knock the guy out?".
ha, sorry, I can't get on the youtube, assumed it'd link to the right one. Respect to your perseverance.
I haven't seen the video in question, but I'm interested as to how much of a thematic departure it is from Justice's 'Stress'.
Paul, might be discipline-related. Your arguments in favour of epistemic rupture in the Enlightenment leading to revolutionary change were very common in, say, English literary history about 15-20 years ago.
A beautifully written post Caleb, as relevant to 'The Enlightenment' as 'The Renaissance' or any of the other renaissances. Although it would make a nice companion piece, I wouldn't think to trouble you to re-post with the substitution.
I think he underestimates the developments of the Renaissance
History by Dots
The Man sits for 12 hours on a beach watching the surf roll in, when asked at the end of the session what he had seen over the course of the day, he describes the biggest wave at the high tide mark in painstaking detail, the rest but a blur.
He sits a further 12 hours, again asked, again giving a similar answer, elaborating, proffering connections between the biggest wave of the second high tide mark and its predecessor 12 hours earlier. The countless intervening waves are but an inconvenience to a theory.
Paul, the Polo family (representing the builders of the silk road) called, they want you to return their rightful place in history.
In later life, Leonardo only recorded two childhood incidents. One, which he regarded as an omen, was when a kite dropped from the sky and hovered over his cradle, its tail feathers brushing his face
That's a monumental post for mankind astride that mighty fine looking cake.
But our small nation doesn't have the scientific resources for such a feat,
The long term value of the sculpture on the other hand could inspire generations and its success will hinge on whether the cup is won or not.
and who knows, perhaps the winning of the cup will wrest upon the qualities of the sculpture. Perhaps it's specifically designed to inspire the men in black. Either way, we're going to look pretty dumb, being possibly the only country with a rugby sculpture of that magnitude, if we fail to win the cup in our own country.
I just wish any of these extra sums they have lying around for sculptures, anthems and what have you, could be employed getting Carl Hayman back.
Sorry, I guess i should take this discussion more seriously. I've never known a samurai more reluctant to fall on his sword ;)
I can't think of anything more appropriate than a statue of rugby guys to represent the NZ massive to the world. but I'd probably hold out just a little longer, I don't know, perhaps until a work is finished, before weighing in on whether it's Art or not. Taste is a matter of taste.