Strange Machines: The Films of Phillip Barker (Montreal+Toronto 2018)

Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, October 6, 2018 TIFF Lightbox, Toronto, Dec. 5, 2018 An 88 minute screening: a survey of the award-winning films of Phillip Barker. An accompanying 200 page colour book: over 12 international writers, interviews, behind the … Continue reading

Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Seduced by Spectacle – Where the Night is Going by David Finkelstein (October 2018)

Near the beginning of Where the Night is Going, Mike Hoolboom’s sophisticated eight minute essay film, a subtitle announces “On the other side of the camera Guy Debord told me this secret: Form is Violence.” We’re looking at a splashy … Continue reading

Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom Talk

published in: Filmexplorer November 2018 text: Guiseppe Di Salvatore Audio/Video: Ruth Baettig At the International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, we might meet Mike Hoolboom, main guest at this year’s festival. Kindly hosted by the Haus of Winterthur, Filmexplorer has recorded Jean … Continue reading


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (November 2018)

Mike Hoolboom is one of Canada’s most prolific filmmakers. Since 1980, he has made over 100 films and videos, working with a variety of lengths and formats. For Kurzfilmtage, he compiled a retrospective of his most prominent works. Ventriloquisms explores … Continue reading


And Belonging (Winterthur, Switzerland 2018)

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur Nov. 6-11, 2018 Program 1 Threads of Belonging Those who have been refused have created new forms of beauty, new ways to say yes to these broken bodies that have never stopped inventing ways to resist. Each … Continue reading

On Artists

Pawel Wojtasik

The End and the Means by Pawel Wojtasik (116 minutes 2018) Shot primarily in Varanasi, India’s oldest and holiest city, the film’s theme is work, but work as understood as devotion. Five years in the making, it consists of meditative … Continue reading


Doclisboa Festival, Lisbon (Oct 2018)

Over the years, the New Visions section has dedicated a large part of its program to films in which the artists themselves question their practice, as well as the policies and institutional methods associated with contemporary art and cinema. Throughout … Continue reading


Niagara Falls of Fear (October 2018)

Delivered for University of Guelph MFA Creative Writing Class Dundas Square, Toronto I’ve just come back from Russia, and the best part of the trip was that I stopped having a recurring fantasy. You see there is a man in … Continue reading

Writings on Mike Hoolboom

A Thousand Emergencies by Jean Perret (November 2018)

Internationale Kuzfilmtage Winterthur November 2018 In Toronto Mike Hoolboom has been working in the depths of cinematic images for nearly four decades. He explores memories of suffering, the abyss of fantasies, mournings and hopes. Beyond the established genres of fiction, … Continue reading


Message to Man (September 2018)

Message to Man, Saint Petersburg, Russia September 15-22 2018 “Meeting Mike Hoolboom – through films, criticism, or projects he has curated – is encountering sensitive, complex and deeply humanistic thinking about the body, memory, perception, and experiences of interaction. Hoolboom … Continue reading


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