Academic journal article Framework

Editorial

Academic journal article Framework

Editorial

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This issue is devoted to transitions of one medium's flow into another, with a focus on the experimenting talents of Gregory Markopolous, Robert Beavers, Susan Howe, Lawrence Jordan, Georges Méliès, Bruce Conner, and Jen Proctor.

The work of these artists burgeons and interacts with ideas of others, especially around concepts of form and perceptions of the presentation of form. Matthew Solomon uncovers influences inset in Georges Méliès's newspaper caricatures, which were made during an era when satirical cartoons were one of the strongest modalities for political comment and political clout. Solomon shows how the multimedia, avant-garde movement of the day, L'Incohérent, suffused Méliès's drawing. The dossier, Experimental Film and the Experimental Word, weaves work of the image-making writer with that of the literarily driven filmmaker. P. Adams Sitney reveals that the voluptuous films of Gregory Markopolous, rarely screened in the United States, were underpinned by complex internal structures, such as the sound patterns of ancient Greek poetry. Rebekah Rutkoffcompares the dense, eloquent writing and handmade books of eighteenth-century American preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards with the hands-on work of filmmaker Robert Beavers (Markopolous's partner of many decades). Richard Deming follows the multiple constructions of poetry embedded in the films of Lawrence Jordan. …

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