L'Argent - Robert Bresson, 1983, 35mm
Sun Tunnels - Nancy Holt, 1978, 16mm
R.I.P. Nancy Holt, who passed away two weeks ago – "I have never lost my horror of the commodification of art..."
Posted by Matthew Flanagan at 11:59
Some links: the excellent programme 'The Devil, Probably' (curated by Robert Snowden & Lucas Quigley and presented at Yale Union & Northwest Film Center between 4 January – 11 February) is accompanied online by a thoughtful archive of readings, including texts for Allan Sekula's class on globalisation at CalArts (in two parts: I, II). Other programmes of note: Courtisane 2014, 'Vengeance is Hers' at BAMcinématek (also: an interview with Thomas Beard & Nellie Killian) and 'Art of the Real' at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which opens with Raya Martin & Mark Peranson’s La última película, one of the finest films of last year. AV Festival 14 (theme: Extraction) opens next month, and features a rare screening of La région centrale; a Wang Bing programme (inc. an installation of Crude Oil at Stephenson Works in Newcastle); Nikolaus Geyrhalter's Pripyat; two films by The Otolith Group; Xu Ruotao, J.P. Sniadecki & Huang Xiangs's Yumen; and performances by Akio Suzuki and Richard Skelton & Elysian Quartet.
Also: Anat Pick on Rose Lowder; a new film by Nathaniel Dorsky, December, which premieres as part of a four film cycle in SF in April; Éliane Radigue at the RFH; 'HYPNOSIS DISPLAY', a Grouper & Paul Clipson collaboration touring in June. And a late discovery: the early works on Jodie Mack's Vimeo channel, which is best worked through backwards (see also: Michael Sicinski on Mack's Yard Work is Hard Work and Persian Pickles, the former of which can be viewed in full here).
Posted by Matthew Flanagan at 23:07
Museum Hours - Jem Cohen, 2012, HD video & Super 16mm
I asked why he always used the term 'late capitalism,' and how people knew it was so late, and if it wasn't perhaps more troublesome if what existed now was early. He knew a lot more than me, but he didn't seem to have an answer for that...
Posted by Matthew Flanagan at 23:46