“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

“The skeleton of what you’re making” — An Interview with Richard Forbes-Hamilton

In his latest work, (Third Study for) Swedge of Heaven (2020), multi-disciplinary artist Richard Forbes-Hamilton presents us with the precise image of his beat: a digitally animated individual with an oversized yellow whistle for a head – complete with a stoic ‘have a nice day’ smiley for a face – arrhythmically pounding on a drum with glow sticks. Continue reading “The skeleton of what you’re making” — An Interview with Richard Forbes-Hamilton

“The world is not a solid, intractable thing” — An Interview with Jerome Hiler

by Maximilien Luc Proctor I recently had the indelible pleasure of traveling to Frankfurt for a brand new festival called exf f. (Experimental film days Frankfurt). I had been to the same venue in 2019 for a screening that included Nathaniel Dorsky’s latest work at the time, Apricity, so when one of the curators there (Björn Schmitt) got in touch to let me know that … Continue reading “The world is not a solid, intractable thing” — An Interview with Jerome Hiler

Cannes 39/90/?

by Yoana Pavlova If the invention of cinema towards the end of the XIX century is the crowning achievement of man’s attempts to master reality, the XX century opens ground for a distinct fantasy: film festivals. The XIX-century tradition of world expositions – speeding up competition, sharpening the appetite for novelties, and projecting a bright image of the future – is slowly taken over by … Continue reading Cannes 39/90/?

“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: “Stuck on this bridge of friendship” – An Interview with Ivana Mladenović

Woche der Kritik 2020 endowed us with an opportunity to dive back into the summer of 2017, through the lens (both retinal and camera) of Ivana, the Terrible. Ivana, the Terrible, flavorful as it is, is only a snippet of the broad world of Ivana Mladenović. Continue reading Women’s Day: “Stuck on this bridge of friendship” – An Interview with Ivana Mladenović