Angel Olsen: Traveling Towards the Tiniest Light

by Dana Reinoos In 2011, Angel Olsen introduced herself to the public as a woman emerging from the darkness with a Mona Lisa smile, and one who carried that voice. High and warbling, yet full and warm, Olsen sounds on Strange Cacti like a time traveler from a century ago, her voice steeped in women’s vocal experimentations from jazz forward. While her sound is reminiscent … Continue reading Angel Olsen: Traveling Towards the Tiniest Light

Gina Telaroli: Reimaging

by Liam Kenny It was during Light Industry’s showing of William Wellman’s Good-bye, My Lady that I first saw Gina Telaroli take a picture of a cinema screen with her iPhone. I was flooded with ideas: what can be learned from pictures of the silver screen? With the technology to take photos in theaters without a long exposure, the projected image can be reimagined and … Continue reading Gina Telaroli: Reimaging

Helke Misselwitz: Moving East to West Amidst the Sperrmüll

Reflections on Bulky Trash (Helke Misselwitz, 1991) by Elspeth Vischer Reflections on labour and parenting in the final days of the GDR are framed within an interesting dichotomy of music and creative freedom in Helke Misselwitz’s documentary Sperrmüll (Bulky Trash).  In her signature intimate and empathetic style, this film charts a rift in political systems, protests, and young people’s allegiances to the GDR in unexpected … Continue reading Helke Misselwitz: Moving East to West Amidst the Sperrmüll

Around The World in 14 Films: ‘When The Waves Are Gone’, ‘EO’ and ‘Trenque Lauquen’

by Florian Weigl One way to test the cinephile mettle of a country is to go to its most prominent festival of festivals. Canada and Toronto have TIFF, the U.S and New York have NYFF, Austria and Vienna have the Viennale and Germany and Berlin, well, we have Around The World in 14 Films. Founded by Bernhard Karl, Kathrin Bessert and Nikola Mirza in 2005 … Continue reading Around The World in 14 Films: ‘When The Waves Are Gone’, ‘EO’ and ‘Trenque Lauquen’

3 Songs That Got Us Through 2022

Submissions are presented in the order they were received. Click here to see last year’s songs. Yoana Pavlova Nakhane – “Do You Well” (feat. Perfume Genius) Panda Bear & Sonic Boom – “Go On” Vv Pete – “Bussit” Florian Weigl Three Mantras Erica Eso – “Y.L.M.E.”[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2331977203 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small track=2266255547] Justice only means one thing / your life means everything Joyful … Continue reading 3 Songs That Got Us Through 2022

Translation: ‘Moon, Sun, Water, Fire; Blood on the Field: A Collection of Materials’ by Manfred Blank

Translated by Florian Weigl Previously re-published as Un receuil de matériaux in a French translation by Danièle Huillet in Cahiers du cinéma Nr. 305 (11/1979) Moon, Sun, Water, Fire; Blood On The Field: A Collection of Materials by Manfred Blank in Filmkritik Nr. 268 | 04/1979 | S.158 – 173 Oedipus and Tiresias sit on a cart. One can see them from behind. Two cows … Continue reading Translation: ‘Moon, Sun, Water, Fire; Blood on the Field: A Collection of Materials’ by Manfred Blank