A Sculpture of Ashes—Liner Notes On A Modern, Cinephilic Tragedy

” When I boarded the Nellai Express early in the morning of 16 June 2019 to journey from Neyveli to Chennai along the eastern stitch of the Indian peninsula, I was only marginally surprised to find a thick diary, of the corner-stationery variety, lying atop the brief table next to my berth. Someone had also left behind a half-eaten packet of salted almonds.” Continue reading A Sculpture of Ashes—Liner Notes On A Modern, Cinephilic Tragedy

Caught Between Two Worlds—A Scene Analysis of ‘Surname Viet Given Name Nam’ (Trinh T. Minh-Ha, 1989)

How do I make a documentary that dispels the relevance of the term ‘documentary’? This is a question that seems to pulse through Trinh T. Minh-Ha’s work, most notably in her seminal film Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989). Continue reading Caught Between Two Worlds—A Scene Analysis of ‘Surname Viet Given Name Nam’ (Trinh T. Minh-Ha, 1989)

“A Pirate of Sounds” — An interview with Félix Blume

The works of sound artist and nonfiction filmmaker Félix Blume deal with the interpretative possibilities of aural narratives. From installation sound-pieces built around Thailand’s shoreline, to album releases focusing on Haiti’s funerary traditions, his artistic output always serves as an extension of a wider multimedia project built around sonic tradition.  Continue reading “A Pirate of Sounds” — An interview with Félix Blume