CUT!

AS YOU CELEBRATE, WE PLAN YOUR DEMISE. YOUR WORDS AND IMAGES ARE A SCOURGE WE MUST MAKE OBSOLETE.

STUDIO FOR PROPOSITIONAL CINEMA IS THE WETLAND UPON WHICH YOU ARE BUILT. EVERYTHING YOU BUILD MAKES YOUR SURFACE LESS VIABLE. WE WILL TAKE YOU UNDER WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT US.

CUT!

ACTION!

CUT!

YOUR ROLES AS DIRECTORS, AS PRODUCERS, ARE NO LONGER TENABLE. THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY A DIRECTOR MUST BE A POLICEMAN, A MIDWIFE, A PSYCHOANALYST, A SYCOPHANT, AND A BASTARD. WE SAY A DIRECTOR MUST BE THE LAYER OF GRIME UPON WHICH THE SOOT AND THE SKIN-FLAKES OF CULTURE FALL.

FILM IS A BATTLEGROUND AND YOU ARE LOSING. YOUR FILMS CAN NO LONGER FUNCTION WITHIN OUR IMPOSED CONDITIONS.

OUR CONDITIONS ARE AS SUCH:

1. FILMMAKERS ARE NOT POLITICIANS. THEY MUST NOT MANIPULATE THE THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS OF THEIR AUDIENCE FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN.

2. FILMMAKERS ARE NOT MAGICIANS. THEY MUST NO LONGER HIDE THEIR ANEMIC IMAGES BEHIND TEMPORAL STRUCTURES AND THEIR WORDS BEHIND FALSITIES.

3. YOUR MONEY IS THE POISON THAT YOU HAVE MADE US CONSUME. A FILM SHOULD NOT COST MORE THAN IT IS WORTH.

4. THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORM OF FICTION IS THAT WHICH DE-MYSTIFIES FALSE STRUCTURES.

5. THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORM OF LIES ARE THOSE WHICH SERVICE SUCH FICTIONS.

6. FILM IS A PETRIFIED FOUNTAIN OF THOUGHT. IT MUST NO LONGER BE USED AS A VEHICLE FOR UNTHINKINGNESS.

WE THEREFORE PROPOSE THE FOLLOWING TERMS:

1. NO INCONSEQUENTIAL IMAGES. EVERY PRESENTED IMAGE MUST BE DETERMINED AS CULTURALLY ADDITIVE OR MUST REMAIN UNMADE OR UNSEEN.

2. NO INCONSEQUENTIAL LANGUAGE. EVERY WORD MUST BE DETERMINED AS CULTURALLY ADDITIVE OR MUST REMAIN UNWRITTEN OR UNHEARD.

3. IT IS NO LONGER VIABLE TO EXPLOIT HUMAN LABOUR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF IDEOLOGY,.

4. IT IS NO LONGER VIABLE TO EXPLOIT HUMAN LABOUR AS MOUTHPIECES FOR IDEOLOGY.

5. IT IS NO LONGER VIABLE TO ENLIST THE AUDIENCE AS RECEIVERS OF IDEOLOGY.

THE NEW CONDITIONS BEGIN WITH A REFUSAL TO USE IMAGES AND LANGUAGE TO REIFY DOMINANT IDEOLOGY TO OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.

THE ESSENCE OF ROMANCE IS UNCERTAINTY. WE ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH FREEDOM.

TRUTH IS A MYTH PLACED UPON CULTURE TO OBFUSCATE UNFREEDOM. WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN TRUTH, WE ARE INTERESTED IN FREEDOM FROM LIES.

NIGHT IS PURER THAN DAY. WE WANDER AROUND THE NIGHT AND ARE HACKED APART BY PICK AXES.

WHEN YOU SAY "ACTION!", WE SAY "CUT!".

WHEN YOU SAY "CUT!", WE SAY "ACTION!".

ACTION!