On Artists

Craig Baldwin

Craig’s List I grew up on movies that invented time. These hand-made time machines typically reached into our ordinary minutes and added supersized helpings. A three-minute movie could last an entire afternoon. We looked at faces that never ended. Not … Continue reading

Interviews

Touch Memory with Andrea Slovakova (Oct 2020)

Jihlava International Film Festival, October 29, 2020 Andrea Slovakova: There are so many layers of meanings I would like to discuss with you. Every time I watched Touch Memory (14:30 minutes, 2020) I discovered new formal elements, especially in the … Continue reading

Writings on Mike Hoolboom

MUTA2020: Judy versus Capitalism by Mónica Delgado (July 2020)

Originally published in: Desistfilm (online film journal), July 2020 These days in Lima, the 4th edition of the International Festival of Audiovisual Appropriation (MUTA) is unfolding, which each year gathers various experiments and exultations of reappropriation and archive transgressions. Despite … Continue reading

Curator

Jorge Lozano: Punk War Philosophy

Alucine Festival, Toronto, Fall 2020 In Michael Moore’s doc about the Columbine school shooting, he makes a short visit to Toronto and demonstrates that no one locks their front doors. We asked each other: is that true? Of course it … Continue reading

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

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