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On Artists

Mike Cartmell2

At the camp: an interview with Mike Cartmell (August 20-21, 2004) Mike drives us to a distant northern Ontario island that can be walked coast to coast in maybe five minutes. He calls this home away from home “the camp.” … Continue reading

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Mike Hoolboom

Community Notes May 2015

Talk given at Gravity, Toronto, May 5, 2015 I’d like to say a few words today about this curious term that is used so often in rooms where Buddhism is practiced, the word is sangha. It’s not the father, the … Continue reading

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Writings on Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom at FIFA or Desperate Desires at the Centre of the Margins by Olivier Thibodeau (2015)

Originally published in Panorama Cinema, March 2015 The prolific Canadian artist, a specialist in biographical excavations and thaumaturgical narratives, Mike Hoolboom takes his inspiration directly from the heart. His pictures begin with the innermost secrets, as a whisper, a caress. … Continue reading

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Books

Your Face Arrived (2015)

Why not download the lovely PDF here? Table of Contents 11 Introduction by Stephen Remus Essays 15 The Fringe Membrane by Adrian Martin 17 To the Wonder: the Films of Mike Hoolboom by Michael Pattinson 20 A Truthful Cocktail by … Continue reading

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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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