“There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Nathaniel Dorsky began making films in the 1960s, and worked for many years as an editor on various commercial film projects which had nothing to do with his personal interests as an artist. For him, there is a strict separation between a film made for money and a film made personally. Continue reading “There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Berlinale 2020: “Maybe a singular mountain is a feeling,” an interview with Pushpendra Singh

by MLP As the festival came to a close, and my viewing-energy dwindled, my dear friend Anuj wrote me one evening to ask if I would be interested in watching an Indian film in the morning, and to interview the director afterwards. One month earlier, I had felt a similar call from the ether; after meeting a couple of guys from India in the lobby … Continue reading Berlinale 2020: “Maybe a singular mountain is a feeling,” an interview with Pushpendra Singh

Women’s Day: Two Poems ‘after Adrienne Rich’

by Kaylee Lockett This the Dream In this poem,everything is a woman.And by that I meaneverything is water.Hard, clean, rushing. Everything is eatingflowers.  Nasturtiums.Shawarma.  We all havebellies, here, in this poem.In this poem we are all fed.Every other poem touchesthis one, which changes them.It has always been here, rightin front of your ears.When the knife is inside youthis poem.  Whenyour child this poembreaks and melts andcleanses, … Continue reading Women’s Day: Two Poems ‘after Adrienne Rich’

Women’s Day: The War is Never Over – Transcendental Darklands of Lydia Lunch and Louise Bourque

At the recent French premiere of the documentary film The War is Never Over (2019, dir. Beth B), iconic No wave queen Lydia Lunch – whose tumultuous life and career are the subject of the film – described her constant struggle with childhood trauma as the creative force behind her long-lasting career as an artist, which now stretches over four decades. Continue reading Women’s Day: The War is Never Over – Transcendental Darklands of Lydia Lunch and Louise Bourque