“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

Review: ‘To The Moon’ (2020), dir. Tadhg O’Sullivan

by Ruairí McCann One of the most iconic images of early cinema, from Georges Méliès’s Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902), depicts a cylindrical rocket ship lodged in the eye of a personified moon. From this cast-iron splinter flows a gaggle of scientists with wizard-like abilities and appearances. Once they have bored their way through the great stony grimace, they find not a dead rock … Continue reading Review: ‘To The Moon’ (2020), dir. Tadhg O’Sullivan

“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

Major Minor Love—On Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Introduction’ and ‘In Front of Your Face’

There’s no standard criterion for deducing the major/minor status of any given Hong Sang-soo film, which occur at such a steady clip that even the usual associative buzzwords––prolific, generous, obsessive, redundant even––fail at even their most basic purpose. Continue reading Major Minor Love—On Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Introduction’ and ‘In Front of Your Face’

‘Kiss’

by Ruairí McCann The kiss, that flashpoint of intimacy, communication, and the present tense, has been the subject of art since its prehistory. In Andy Warhol’s Kiss (1963-64), this subject’s ancient roots, straightforward prurience, and its potential for stimulating abstraction can be found in this early example of the artist forging a new cinema: one of ground-breaking casualness and a-causality. Originally conceived and screened as … Continue reading ‘Kiss’