On Artists

Miriam Elia

We Go To The Gallery by Miriam Elia (2014) UK artist Miliam Elia made a 48-page hand-bound book in 2014. Art criticism via kid’s books. Here’s a small sample. 

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Writings on Mike Hoolboom

A Refuge in which Film Can Be Reinvented: Film Festival Marseille Part 2 by Henrike Meyer (2016)

(Dasfilter.com, August 12, 2016) …The last movie I saw in Marseille moved me the most. In Mike Hoolboom’s Scrapbook I had time enough to feel what it means to look into a camera, to make a picture, and to produce … Continue reading

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Mike Cartmell: Disasterologies (Toronto, 2016)

Pleasure Dome Sunday July 17, 2016 Monarch Tavern, Toronto In February 2014 we lost our friend and long time fringe movie artist Mike Cartmell to cancer. His son Sam has been digging into his archives ever since, and has uncovered … Continue reading

Scrapbook (2016)


Scrapbook: an interview with Adrian Martin (2014) Adrian: Your new film, Scrapbook, is especially haunting. In part, it involves the intimacy between a cinematographer, your friend Jeffrey Paull, and a young woman living in a mental health institution, Donna Washington … Continue reading

Scrapbook (2016)



Scrapbook (2016)


Scrapbook script title: Scrapbook intertitle: In 1966 my friend Jeffrey Paull was hired at the Broadview Developmental Center in Ohio, United States. Using film and photos, he was part of a collective portrait project, where residents worked in the darkroom, … Continue reading

Scrapbook (2016)

Scrapbook description (18 minutes 2015)

Lensed in Ohio’s Broadview Developmental Center in 1967 by secret camera genius and audio visual healer Jeffrey Paull, Scrapbook tells the story of audacious autistic Donna Washington in her own words, as she encounters pictures of one of her former … Continue reading


On Artists

Alain De Botton

Alain De Botton on Love Many people’s careers are an attempt to fix their parents. Marriage is not a particularly kind thing to do with someone you care about. The pleasures of depending on someone pale next to the paralyzing … Continue reading



Twice Told Tales: an interview with David Davidson (July 2016)

David: You Only Live Twice begins with a chance encounter between yourself and Chase Joynt at the Orly Airport the day Chris Marker died. Is this really how the two of you met? This chance encounter and later on the … Continue reading



Far From Iran (Toronto, 2016)

Pleasure Dome Saturday July 23, 2016 Cinecycle, Toronto Far from Iran Does the Sand Hear the Waves? by Taravat Khalili 31 minutes 2016 The Host by Miranda Pennell 60 minutes 2015 Does the Sand Hear the Waves? by Taravat Khalili … Continue reading

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