Scriptwriting or what do I love? (November 2015)

(York University talk) I’ve never been here before. How I wish I could speak this sentence every moment of my life. But it’s never true. When I watch you step into this room, and take a seat, what I am … Continue reading



Calarts (November 10-13 2015)

“The prolific Canadian artist Mike Hoolboom takes his inspiration directly from the heart. His pictures begin with the innermost secrets, as a whisper, a caress. While the approach is experimental, the sincerity of this humanist quest raises the pulse of … Continue reading



Affections by Laura Marks (2015)

Hanan al-Cinema, Affections for the Moving Image by Laura U. Marks (MIT Press, 2015) Here is a remix of Laura’s stunning study of Arab cinema. 1. In information-based media and in the information era in general, the important invisibilities are databases, … Continue reading


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When Things Fall Apart Sept. 2015

Pema For the next few weeks we’re going to be looking at a book by Pema Chodron called When Things Fall Apart. And just to underline the fact that reading this book is going to be a major bit of … Continue reading


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Getting Hooked August 2015

Contact A few weeks ago Grant gave a series of talks about the five kleshas, the five poisons. They were very practical talks I thought, that offered a description of what happens when we experience something. Whether it’s the smell … Continue reading

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Writings on Mike Hoolboom

In the Theatre by Jean Perret (2015)

(from the book Jeux Serieux by Bertrand Bacqué, Cyril Neyrat, Clara Schulmann and Veronique Terrier Hermann, HEAD Geneva, 2015) In this short movie of Mike Hoolboom’s, we are met with a fathomless crossing of pictures that have escaped from the … Continue reading

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New Queer Cinema (2015)

why not download this beautiful volume as a PDF here? I- INTRODUÇÃO 1 – Lucas Murari, Mateus Nagime: Um Novo Caminho 2 – Denilson Lopes, Mateus Nagime: New Queer Cinema e um novo cinema queer no Brasil 3 – B. … Continue reading


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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


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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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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