She talks to her cat - Francisco Goya, c. 1819-23, brush, ink & wash on Netherlandish laid paper
Next week: a rare screening of four new films by Nathaniel Dorsky (Summer, February, Avraham and December) at BFI Southbank in London. For more on the films, see Danny's excellent piece in MUBI's Notebook.
Later: two programmes of recent films by Jean-Marie Straub at the Goethe-Institut London, inc. Danièle Huillet & Straub's Europa 2005, 27 Octobre; the UK première of Thom Andersen's Deleuze film, amongst other things; the A Nos Amours Akerman retro continues and will tour. Some links of note: Living Cinema: Experimental Film and the Academy; Notes on the visual economy of drones; the industrial persistence of 35mm; an interview with Gina Telaroli (HTTF!); The Killers Played The Bait Shop; on Chubz and OJ; the poetry and brief life of Xu Lizhi (1990-2014).
I was a few years out of a heavy relationship. We still weren't really talking; things seemed worse than right after we split. I hadn't processed any of it, had instead dived straight in to the basement and worked on A I A. Stopped hanging out with friends; didn't occur to me to try to date, or pay attention to the news, what else was going on in the world. At that time I still wasn't talking about my problems with anyone. I was living by a popular myth, that if I didn't talk about something, it wouldn't be a problem. Ruins helped crack me open.
--Liz Harris, interviewed by Maya Kalev, October 2014. Drawing by Liz Harris, from the series Vessel (undated).