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


Found footage: My Mexican Bretzel (Feb 2020)

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


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


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


Filmmaker Festival, Milan, Italy (Nov 2019)

2-program retrospective, November 23-24, 2019 A Detour in the Matter of Images by Lorenza Pignatti Mike Hoolboom holds a unique position within the international experimental cinema, his films take us into unknown territories, where light is made up of darkness … Continue reading


Collage and Fear (Nov 2019)

Creative Writing MFA class, University of Guelph, 2020 Fear My work as an artist begins with fear. Fear is the motor. Working is a way of negotiating the feeling, the terror I feel when I have to leave my apartment … Continue reading


Only a Question: Power, Education, Cinema (Nov 2019)

Art Academy of Milan, 2019 I’d like to share a couple of pictures with you, I’m hoping you can imagine them. Here goes. You get a phone call, wait, what’s happening? Where? You have to leave right away, it’s a … Continue reading


Shorts and Shortages (Sept 2019)

an afternoon workshop at the Winterthur Film Fest, organized by the indefatigable Laura Walde https://exhibitingfilm.allyou.net/8922679/shorts-and-shortage Footnotes I have no memory of giving this talk, and it seems that words are spontaneously coming out of my mouth, which seems unlikely, this … Continue reading

On Artists

Martha and Christine Baillie

Sister Language Booklaunch September 18, 2019 Problem Let’s begin with one of the first things that Christina writes in the book. I take it as a kind of pronouncement, a mini-manifesto, that is at the same time a question. How … Continue reading


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