On Artists

Alena Koroleva

Kinodot: Nothing Else But This An interview with Alena Koroleva by Yunglin Wang (June 20, 2019) Published on Pleasure Dome website http://pdome.org/2019/destinations/ Yunglin: Kinodot Experimental Film Festival was launched in 2012. In the first two years it was an online … Continue reading


Happiness is Political with Vicky Moufawad-Paul and Jorge Lozano (July 2019)

Mike Hoolboom, Jorge Lozano and Vicky Moufawad-Paul in conversation A Space Gallery, June 25, 2019 Vicky: First I’d like to acknowledge that we’re operating on the land of the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We … Continue reading


The Screen Touches Back (Sept 2019)

The Screen Touches Back by Mike Hoolboom and Alena Koroleva Draft notes for Alena Koroleva’s 4-part program The Screen Touches Back, presented at Message to Man Festival, St Petersburg, Russia Sept. 14-21 2019 My most important memories are not my … Continue reading


Benefit of the Doubt: Rotterdam Shorts (February 2019)

POV Magazine, Spring 2019 Culled from an exhaustive comb through thousands of movies and festival visits, International Film Festival Rotterdam rolled out 250 shorts in its latest edition, featuring a mixmaster blend of traditional vanguardisms, bold hybrids and global voices. … Continue reading

On Artists

Josephine Massarella

Memories of Josie There are so many movies I want to make. JM She was Josie, José, Josepina, Josephine Maria Massarella, Hamilton’s favourite fringe movie artist, a filmmaker’s filmmaker. Supermom, daughter, sister. Her work was precise and immaculate, born inside … Continue reading


News from the South (Toronto, 2019)

Pleasure Dome April 27, 2019 Arcadia Housing Co-op, Performance Space, Toronto News from the South NextGen South American artists reinvent the diary form using digital poetries to conjure new fragilities and alliances. The state is also a body, and these … Continue reading


I Touched Her Legs remix (7:30 minutes 2019)

Eva Marie Rodbro’s embedded ethnographic maestro short, originally made in Brownsville, Texas in 2010, is given a fan remake. Night vision animal life and teen hangouts conjure a temporary and fragile collective, while conversation fragments, alternately performed and raw, shouted … Continue reading


Feast (6 minutes 2019)

The door opens to admit a windswept idyll. The poet familiar appears in an institution (is it a school? who could ever stop learning?) and then a happening cafe, before the dream starts again, the reverie of language, though we … Continue reading

On Artists

Juliana Lobo

Waiting for ice cream: an interview with Juliana Lobo (2019) We met at the International Film School in Cuba, Juliana was doing a master’s degree in “alternative cinema,” though astonishingly, she had never made a movie before. The course serves … Continue reading

On Artists

Adriana López Garibay

Metamorphosis: an interview with Adriana López Garibay (March 2019) We met at the International Film School in Cuba where Adriana was doing a master’s degree in “alternative cinema” (believe it or not). Whenever I showed the upsetting movies I love … Continue reading


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