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Out of the frying pan, into the fire : Cantrills Filmnotes as Prestige Machine

De Bruyn,DC 2014, Out of the frying pan, into the fire : Cantrills Filmnotes as Prestige Machine. In de Cuir,G (ed), On Fragmentation, Academic Film Center/Student City Cultural Center, Belgrade Serbia, pp.25-30.

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Title Out of the frying pan, into the fire : Cantrills Filmnotes as Prestige Machine
Author(s) De Bruyn,DC
Title of book On Fragmentation
Editor(s) de Cuir,G
Publication date 2014
Start page 25
End page 30
Total pages 5
Publisher Academic Film Center/Student City Cultural Center
Place of Publication Belgrade Serbia
Summary This examination of the gaps and ambiguities linked to Cantrills Filmnotes (CF), an Australian publication on experimental film, offers a case study on the production and ownership of Pierre Bourdieu’s 'cultural capital' in film art at the margins, witnessed first-hand. CF emerged at the intersection between the street and the academy, spanning that period from the 70s till its abandonment in 2000 during which, it is argued here, it migrated from the former to the latter. This examination surveils, in retrospect, for whose benefit was the magazine's accumulation of power, status and prestige exercised, in whose service was it exacted? CF’s manifesto-like editorial rhetoric was often directed at perceived shortcomings of those institutions servicing film art in Australia. What is revealed when such a critical eye focuses on the production of Cantrills Filmnotes (CF) itself? CF's cultural production has a further dimension of both taking on and taking place inside a colonial mind-set, a cultural cringe often the subject of editorial commentary, elucidating a practice residing at the geographic margins of a marginal arts practice. The founders and editors of CF, the married couple Corinne and Arthur Cantrill both suffered and benefited from CF’s impact on this international field of art production.
Language eng
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
Copyright notice ©2014, Academic Film Center/Student City Cultural Center
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069227

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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