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June, 2016

Mirror

Went to the GFT to see Mirror on the big(ish) screen and had an informative chat about it before hand with a woman in Sleazy’s who had once failed an exam on it. Of course the wind in the field is stunning, but so are the scenes of panic as Margarita Terekhova searches for a typo at the printers. 

Interesting text here: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Mirror viewed through Gilles Deleuze’s ‘time-image’

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About an hour of Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Because all montage brings you here. Isn’t interesting how we’re forced to watch this, the most precise of works? Out of time, off beat, from the side, in dribs and drabs. Thanks to kottke.org.

About an hour of Christian Marclay’s The Clock.

About The Clock here.

Watches and clocks are the least of it.

Watches and clocks are the least of it.

Ben Rivers – Terror! (2006)

If you are in a brightly lit room and not overly delicate this am, I recommend watching Terror! ‘You’re all gonna die in there!’

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The least worrying screen shot.

The least worrying screen shot.

Ben Rivers at Hamburg Kunstverein

Nowhere near finished my Hamburg Report. At the Kunstverein was a Ben Rivers show. The first film, with a struggling narrator and a volcano, was the highlight for me.

Show details here.

Ben Rivers here.

Screen shot from Slow Action by Ben Rivers

Screen shot from Slow Action by Ben Rivers

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Hito Steyerl – How Not to be Seen A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File 2013

Just reading Steyerl’s short essay A Thing Like You and Me, so this retort-titled video is the perfect accompaniment. Watch it here.

Hito Steyerl. HOW NOT TO BE SEEN: A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File. 2013. Still image, single screen 1080p .mov file, 14min. © Hito Steyerl. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam

Hito Steyerl. HOW NOT TO BE SEEN: A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File. 2013. Still image, single screen 1080p .mov file, 14min. © Hito Steyerl. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam

Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

Climb into your expedition jumpsuit, kick off your deck shoes and enjoy Incident at Loch Ness. Herzog, you are a funny one after all.

Trailer here.

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The Nabokov Paper Returns

There will be a small installation of The Nabokov Paper at Forms of Criticism, organized by Kaja Marczewska of the University of Westminster at Parasol Unit on June 30th. More info here.
Cover of The Nabokov Paper, 2013, Information as Material.

Cover of The Nabokov Paper, 2013, Information as Material.

IKFF – an impeccable jury team

I was hugely fortunate to team up with Siegfried Alexander Frauhauf and Christoph Girardet as the NoBudget Jury. Smart conversation and hilarious wurst coin debates were but the tip of the iceberg – what a team.

Sigi was also showing Vintage Print (2015) in the International Competition and Christoph personne (2016), made with long time collaborator Matthias Müller.

Vintage Print (2015)

Vintage Print (2015)

personne (2016)

personne (2016)

 

 

IKFF – Other Favourites – D.^^.$.® by Samuel Fouracre

D.^^.$.® by Samuel Fouracre is the best film about relationships now I’ve seen since Francis Stark’s My Best Thing. After seeing D.^^.$.® (Dance Music Sex Romance) I immediately wanted to watch it again and again and again. A Bret Easton Ellis of a film. Loveit.

More by/about Fouracre here.

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