“GAZELLE - THE LOVE ISSUE” just won as theBEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015.http://mexicofilmfestival.com/2015-winners
JULY IN ENGLAND! "GAZELLE - THE LOVE ISSUE" was selected for MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL 10TH - 12TH JULY 2015 U.K. PREMIER!!! MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL: https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterIFF
"GAZELLE - THE LOVE ISSUE" also was selected for the Documentary Feature Competition at 18th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Austin - Texas - U.S.A. Screening was Friday, Apr... [more]
“Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a girl without a secret.”
Sheryl Lee a.k.a Laura Palmer, begins the roll call of cast members from this most mythical of shows, voicing support for the return of their auteur. Lynch, who quit work on the returning show had this to say on Twitter:
After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
In Praise of Shadows.
Every society has its accepted, encouraged art. The tone is prosaic, but pleasing. It aims for beauty, comforting, but not convulsive. Like all good propaganda, it quietly sells us a particular type of story. This form of cultural commerce, in the words of Slavoj Žižek, “doesn’t give you what you desire, it tells you how to desire.” Soviet social realism honoured the proletariat. The worker was strong, happy and, above all else, obedient. The ideal was un... [more]
People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]
The current art market status of video art is comparable to that of photography in the early nineties. Back then photography wasn’t considered "real art" requiring hard-won skills going beyond simply pointing a lens and pressing a button. Moreover, prints could be reproduced endlessly rendering the work devoid of true artistic aura, a Benjaminesque nightmare. For video art too, controlling editions and authentication are the biggest obstacles to overcome, even more than trying to convince co... [more]
The moving image has a long-standing relationship with trickery: deceiving the eye, suspending disbelief, displaying the impossible. In fact, it's devilishly good at it.
Everybody's heard about the audience who ran screaming from the oncoming train at the premiere of the Lumiere Brothers’ L'Arrivée d'un train... (1895). I recently read a suggestion that they ran partly to avoid being crushed by a steam train and partly because they knew doing so offered them bit parts in an anecdo... [more]
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2015. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.
The department seeks candidates who are practicing artists with strong conceptual and historical grasps of contemporary issues in the field of experimental Media Art. Deeply addressing approaches as diverse as long-form Narrative... [more]
Take the train that shuttles from Grand Central Terminal to Times Square. It’s a short ride, dependably stocked with commuters, and reliably taken over by advertisers who cover every available inch with glossy graphics. The inside and the outside of every car get the full treatment—so that you can’t possible ignore their call to purchase. In New York City, the advertisers have us by the eyeballs.
In the seventies, the battle for public space was not yet won. In fact, subway car... [more]
Amsterdam, Oct. 2014: She felt honored to have been nominated for the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art. The list of previous recipients is impressive: Carel Visser, Peter Struycken, Mark Manders, and Daan van Golden are among them. With a cool 100,000 euro attached in prize money, it’s one of the biggest art awards in Europe (for comparison: Turner Prize winners get 40,000 pounds, roughly half of that amount). But Wendelien van Oldenborgh did not expect to win the award, which she received last... [more]
My first introduction to performance art that reclaims public and architectural spaces was meeting the brilliantNoemie LaFrance, acclaimed site-specific Choreographer, Director and Producer of Sens Production, in 2003 in New York City. Subsequently I attended her debut work, "Descent" which took place on a spiraling staircase. Having also created a piece on a stairwell that I'd titled the same name, I connected with LaFrance's creative vision. Here is my "Descent" image which I shot in 1999 at... [more]
We’re pumped to be doing our first #Instaresidency, where we hand over our Instagram to an artist for a week and let them sort out the rest. First up: digital artist and filmmaker Theodore Darst.
Darst first caught our attention through an exhibition, Only Real, in 2014 and then on Instagram with his dynamic animations playing with form, depth, and Macklemore. Using a range of digital software programs from CINEMA 4D After Effects to Photoshop, Darst abstracts his subjects through adding... [more]
Exhibeted at Pure Surface, a performance series in Portland, Ore. where movement, text, and film happen together in the spirit of improvised collaboration.
for Corrine, my sister
May 5, 1975 - October 13, 1984
Two children die as I-84 rock slide hits car
Yesterday on interstate 84 about 10 miles east of Cascade Locks when the car in which they were riding was struck by falling rocks. Hospital officials identified the dead as Jacob Peterson, 8, of Troutdale, and hi... [more]
Pink is the color of teenagers' cheeks when they’re secretly falling in love
For the third time in Palo Alto by Gia Coppola, they meet. It’s daytime. They study at the same high school but not the same class. So much has happened since that disastrous party, they both thought it was over, their untold love would not survive. Walking towards each other, they pretend to not notice the disturbing presence of the other getting closer. They slow down their pace, in perfect harmony—l... [more]
MARIA'S COMET 1847 iv is dedicated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of International with special thanks to the Maria Mitchell Association
MARIA'S COMET 1847 iv (IMDb) is a short film by American curator and filmmaker Homa Taj (IMDb) based on a poem of the same name by Frank J Cunningham.
For more details about the film, the poet, the filmmakers, the cast and other information, please visit our website: http://mariascomet.com/ [more]
Monopol magazine reported Thursday that German filmmaker Harun Farocki passed away on June 30, 2014, at the age of 70. Born in German-annexed Czechoslovakia in 1944, the Berlin-based artist was known not only for his provocative films, videos, and installations, but also his critical practice as a theorist, editor, curator, and educator.
Farocki studied at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) from 1966 to 1968. He would later become editor of the Munich-based journal Filmkritik and t... [more]
In Rati Chakravyuh, filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak presents several conceits. A single take of 102 minutes in a 105-minute film, screened as a very large projection at Chatterjee & Lal, has Rati, the Goddess of Love in Hindu mythology explored as the notion of desire through the ages, and Chakravyuh (a military formation mentioned in the Hindu epic Mahabharata that consists of a labyrinth of concentric circles) used as a defense mechanism. It’s a gauntlet that Avikunthak throws down from the s... [more]