‘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’

Blu Review: ‘The Shakedown’ (Early Universal Vol. 1, Eureka)

by Ruairí McCann The Shakedown (1929) has just found its way to a Blu-ray release, via Eureka’s Masters of Cinema line and the boxset Early Universal Vol.1, where it’s presented in its silent version with a lively jazz score by Michael Gatt. This finely forged and unabashedly felt movie is no small example of the late silent era on its plinth, when it comes to … Continue reading Blu Review: ‘The Shakedown’ (Early Universal Vol. 1, Eureka)

Two Short Films by Atoosa Pour Hosseini, A Report from LUMINOUS VOID: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society at the Project Arts Centre

Atoosa Pour Hosseini is intent on depicting and blurring notions of performed art and documentary footage with mythic and deconstructed imagery, and the Holocene mingled with the Anthropocene.  Continue reading Two Short Films by Atoosa Pour Hosseini, A Report from LUMINOUS VOID: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society at the Project Arts Centre