Writings on Mike Hoolboom

We Make Couples by Elisa Couter (Nov. 22, 2016)

Originally published in Cineforum, Nov. 22, 2016 The theme of the couple returns in so many films of the 34th Turin Film Festival, from Between Us to Suitcase of Love to Out of Love. The festival presented a panorama that … Continue reading



Madi Piller (Toronto, 2016)

Shock, Fear and Belief: The Films and Videos of Madi Piller Originally presented by Pleasure Dome at Cinecycle, Dec. 3, 2016. Programmed by Clint Enns and Mike Hoolboom. Shakira Music Video, 1981, 1 minute, DV Still working as a producer … Continue reading



Madi Piller

This publication about luminous Toronto artist Madi Piller was edited by Clint Enns and Mike Hoolboom for Madi’s retrospective Pleasure Dome screening at CineCycle, Dec. 3, 2016. Why not download the lovely PDF here? Introduction Beyond the Pleasure Dome, in … Continue reading



Throwing the Body (December 2016)

Originally presented in the conference “Theory For Practice,” Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Dec. 6, 2016. Well I’ve been going back to my old John Cage records, where he talks about university, and he says … Continue reading



Form is Content: an interview with Samuel Staples (November 2016)

Samuel: I’m interested in learning more about your recent book You Only Live Twice (Coach House Books, 2016), written in collaboration with Chase Joynt, and the concept of living a second life. Mike: Chase and I both like to work … Continue reading



Subway Stops 69 minutes 2017 installation Shot in the subway during the summer and fall of 2016, each subject appears for a minute, 69 in all, one for each of Toronto’s subway stops. Serial portraits in black and white.



Citizen poet description 10 minutes 2017 After the breakdown the old world beckons, a sunrise in Amsterdam, and in that golden light a poem by Lisa Robertson floats across the waters. Cropped from her sterling poem-essay collection The Nilling, the … Continue reading



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