Benjamin Piekut <bdp2104 <at> columbia.edu>
2008-08-16 01:51:06 GMT
Dear Joseph Zitt,
I wonder if you might be able to post the following announcement to
the Silence list? I think many readers might be interested in the
I'm writing to let you know about a video project that I've just
completed, titled "Henry Flynt in New York." I make no claims about
my ability as a video-maker (some clips have audio problems), but
this piece does represent a few years of work on the part of Henry
Flynt and myself, and we're happy that it's finally finished. Equal
parts oral history and polemic, the video might be of interest to
anyone working on the 1960s and 1970s, music and politics, the avant-
garde, or the sectarian Left. In each of the short scenes, Flynt
stands in front of an important building or location and recalls one
or more visits to the site and why it has been important in his own
"Henry Flynt in New York" totals nearly three hours of video, but
individual scenes are rarely more than ten minutes long. Although we
have used a playlist on Youtube to order the clips in a rough
chronology, viewers are free to click around however they may please.
The project can be viewed here:
I've also created a mirror site at www.vimeo.com/benjaminpiekut,
where higher-resolution versions of the clips can be found.
This email is the only publicity that we're doing for the video, so
please forward it to anyone you think might be interested, or even
link to the clips on your own site if you have one.
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