Interviews

Let’s Remember That We Have Bodies Together: an interview with Salome Kokoladze (Oct 2020)

  Originally published in Infrasonic, Salome’s fine online mag. www.infrasonic.media Mike Hoolboom began making movies in 1980. Making as practice, a daily application. Ongoing remixology. Since 2000 there has been a steady drip of found footage bio docs. The animating … Continue reading

Interviews

Capitalism and its Discontents: an interview by Dirk DeBruyn (January 2020)

Originally published in Senses of Cinema (October 2020) Capitalism and its Discontents: an Interview with Mike Hoolboom I sat with Mike Hoolboom at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2020, after the premiere of Judy versus Capitalism, an hour-long … Continue reading

Books

b.h. Yael (2021)

b.h. Yael: Family States Check out the beautiful volume, designed by Alena Koroleva, here. Published by ConverSalon, 2021. Contents Introduction by Mike Hoolboom Movies You Belong to Me by Yann Beauvais (1986) Jain Walks the Line by Deirdre Logue (1986) … Continue reading

Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Father Auditions by Laura Busetta

Originally published in Arabeschi, Fall 2020 http://www.arabeschi.it/ri-scattare-le-immagini-dinfanzia-archivi-privati-e-performance-digitali-fra-ontologia-ricordo-disconoscimento/ The stories of Father Auditions (2019) turn around the figure of a parent. Its central section is a portrait of the Canadian director’s father, made a year and a half after his death. … Continue reading

23 Thoughts About My Mother (31 minutes, 2021)

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23 Thoughts About My Mother (31 minutes, 2021)

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23 Thoughts about my Mother script Prelude image: nuns, little girl with light sparkles, then baby crawls on floor with human sleeping, photo: Mom and child Her earliest memory. A pair of women in luxurious hats, the sound of glass … Continue reading

23 Thoughts About My Mother (31 minutes, 2021)

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In a series of 23 vignettes, the artist offers up memories of his mother who died in March 2020. If offers a mix of analog snaps and diary footage (brain surgery, nursing homes), along with archival material from her former … Continue reading

We Are Islands (4:30 minutes, 2021)

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We Are Islands (4:30 minutes, 2021)

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We are Islands script She wanted to meet the storm. But there was someone else, a boy, a young man. He had some beautiful bruises coming in. The girl’s name was a sharp pain on his tongue. The storm had … Continue reading

We Are Islands (4:30 minutes, 2021)

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Based on texts gleaned from Catherine Bush’s novel Blaze Island, this multi-layered collage offers a fleeting love story on a distant shore. The novel reimagines Shakespeare’s last testament, The Tempest, now set on a fictionalized version of Fogo Island, a … Continue reading

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