• Note To Self

    Date posted: October 31, 2008 Author: jolanta
    About every two weeks I’ve been visiting the Warner Brother’s archive on Exposition Boulevard. I am one of the few researchers there who has no particular agenda. Basically, I write to the archivists, telling them I would like to see the earliest films in the collection, whatever they can dig up. And they serve it to you like you’re eating at an old-fashioned restaurant, uncovering the old box lids with a flourish, setting your table with white gloves, bookmarks, place holders, and pencils. Image

    Brian Getnick

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    Real Boy, performance activated sculpture, 2008, wood fabric, cardboard, plastic. Courtesy of the Artist.

    About every two weeks I’ve been visiting the Warner Brother’s archive on Exposition Boulevard. I am one of the few researchers there who has no particular agenda. Basically, I write to the archivists, telling them I would like to see the earliest films in the collection, whatever they can dig up. And they serve it to you like you’re eating at an old-fashioned restaurant, uncovering the old box lids with a flourish, setting your table with white gloves, bookmarks, place holders, and pencils. This is one of the best things about living in L.A. Most doors of the so-called industry will open easily if you just ask. I’m an artist who researches. In New York, that would produce a stifled yawn at best. Here it raises eyebrows. It means I need an unknown quantity and substance.

     

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