Archive (March 2015)

Museum Here in this beautiful museum, in the frame where we can come together to perform a kind of public memory. It’s almost like being in the cinema it’s a memory that everyone performs by themselves, and with everyone else … Continue reading


On Artists

George Kuchar

When I watch a movie that costs ten dollars or when I watch a movie that costs a hundred million dollars, I am looking for roots. Are the pictures we are seeing coming out of roots, do the pictures have … Continue reading


Writings on Mike Hoolboom

In the Hold of Life by Jim Supanick (2015)

Originally published in: Your Face Arrived, a catalogue published by the Niagara Artists Centre There is a degree of sleeplessness, of rumination, of the historical sense, which is harmful and ultimately fatal to the living thing, whether this living thing … Continue reading



Montreal (March 2015)

Fringe Dreams by Karl-Gilbert Murray Of Dutch-Indonesian origin, Mike Hoolboom is a filmmaker, critic and curator who emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most prolific experimental video artists in Canada. After graduating in media arts from Sheridan College in … Continue reading


Mike Hoolboom

Studying the Self January 2015

Talk delivered at Gravity on January 20, 2015 Words I don’t know how it is for you, but my world feels like it’s filled with words. Out of the radio, out of cars, the mouths of strangers, in text messages … Continue reading

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Funnel: A History

Funnel news and posters 1976-89

1976 The Funnel began as a series of super 8 open screenings at CEAC (Centre for Experimental Arts and Communication) a four storey warehouse on 15 Duncan Street. The screenings were organized by Janet Sadel, who headed up the Canadian Super … Continue reading



Mediawave Festival (January 2015)

How well I remember receiving the first call to arms from the Mediawave Festival. It was something i couldn’t have managed alone, in that moment, in those days, we didn’t do anything alone. There were many of us gathered in … Continue reading


Mike Hoolboom

Dust December 2014

Sitting There have been so many nights of Gravity, so many nights of practice, and when we sit together we are expressing our solidarity with those sitters, we are sitting with them, sometimes it’s like walking with the breeze in … Continue reading



All Things Shining: an interview with Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin (Oct 2014)

Originally published in Transit (in Spanish!) http://cinentransit.com/encuentro-con-mike-hoolboom/ and Lola (in English) http://www.lolajournal.com/5/hoolboom.html. Extended gratitudes for the heroic translation efforts of Cristina to make it possible. Cristina Álvarez: The three retrospective programs at the Curtocircuíto festival offered a very small percentage of your total … Continue reading



Hands Up Don’t Shoot (November 2014)

Why don’t we start with fear? I’m scared to stand up here today and talk about something that I don’t know enough about. And I’m even more scared not to try and say something, even though I know it won’t … Continue reading

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