Curator

Jorge Lozano: Politics, Necessity, Family

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Fall 2020 He enters his fifth decade of art showing no signs of slowing his prolific production. He plunges into his new fever dreams: with a new machine that will allow him to conscript his … Continue reading

On Artists

María Cañas

Our Not Father MUTA is an annual celebration of audio-visual heists and corporate malfeasance located in Peru. If your pictures are stolen, if your work is stuffed with samples and remixings, this fest provides a temporary home. While much of … Continue reading

Essays

Post-Capitalism by Silvia Federici (May 2020)

May 28, 2020 Notes on a Crowdcast internet talk sponsored by École d’innovation sociale Élisabeth-Bruyère Social Innovation School Rethink Capitalism exploits human life in the service of wealth. How can we reassert our well-being as a central priority? We need … Continue reading

On Artists

Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

The Lake and The Lake is a patient, beautifully shot city portrait that is also a portrait of home. The young filmmaker, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, lived in Bangalore, India, a smoggy industrial swarm of apartment towers. It is not the heart … Continue reading

Essays

The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland (May 2020)

As soon as this 26-minute short movie (made in 2018) starts I can’t help thinking: why aren’t more films like this? Strange, weird, singular. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a media architecture created by the people who are … Continue reading

On Artists

Valentina Alvarado Matos

March 5, Toronto, ConverSalon Why not begin with materials? The artist meets the world one film roll at a time, her film miniatures redress and redraw the world in her studio, which is also her camera, her in-camera sessions. Each … Continue reading

On Artists

Nuria Giménez

In January I joined Maike Mia Höhne (filmmaker and artistic director of Hamburg Short Fest) and Hans van der Berg (Dutch film archivist) on a small jury that would give an award for the most perfect found footage movie at … Continue reading

Essays

We don’t have bodies yet: Paul B Preciado (Jan 2020)

Notes from a talk at Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto, January 22, 2020, launching An Apartment on Uranus. Let’s trace a genealogy of resistance to “the norm.” Thank you Kathy Acker, Lydia Lunch, Audre Lord. The misfits, the ones who can’t … Continue reading

Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom: Plunderer, Looter, Plagiarist by Yann Beauvais (August 2019)

Gruppen Magazine, 2019 A contemporary Canadian filmmaker, Mike Hoolboom is one of those rare film activists who combines a flamboyant filmography with an impressive critical production. Born in 1959, he began making films in the early 80s, and was interested … Continue reading

Interviews

The metamorphosis of body-cinema by Bruno Di Marino (Nov 2019)

Il Manifesto (quotidiano communista), November 23, 2019 Filmmaker Mike Hoolboom received the New Visions Award at the Festival Efebo D’Oro in Palermo, accompanying his retrospective. He also presented a retrospective of his work at Milan’s Filmmaker Festival that combines experimentation, … Continue reading

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