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Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Fringe Dreams by Karl-Gilbert Murray (2015)

Originally published in Festival of Films on Art Catalogue, Montreal, 2015 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 media artists in Canada. After graduating in … Continue reading

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On Artists

Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers’ movie Things (21 minutes 2014) is shot with such confidence. Shot through with confidence. And this confidence has an energy in it that runs from a deep and subterranean place (the place where Julie Murray finds her butterflies, … Continue reading

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On Artists

Jill Godmilow

Jill Godmilow introduction (almost given at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 2015 before a screening of Jill’s What Farocki Taught (I came late) Yesterday afternoon Tacita Dean said that film had four essential qualities, she offered up a list … Continue reading

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Essays

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

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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

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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

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Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Looking Back, Looking Beyond: Two Films by Mike Hoolboom by Genevieve Yue (2015)

Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Buffalo Death Mask (2013) are both structured as reminiscences, dialogue-driven accounts of a time in the mid-nineties when the AIDS epidemic was at its deadliest. In the former, Callum Rennie delivers a monologue about … Continue reading

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Retrospectives

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

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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

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