Stan Douglas in Venice

While I enjoyed Stan Douglas’ photographs of ‘speculative histories’ which play sound with a detailed, rich and staged kind of realism, his new film Doppelgänger could have been made to order for me. Not only is it a story of an accidental doubling (or splitting maybe) of a black female astronaut set in a series hyper-real…

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Hen Ogledd – Mogic

Thanks to CS, I got along to Platform to see Hen Ogledd, my new favourite band, who like eye imagery as much as eye do (wink) and whose new LP Mogic is, like, totally that. I’m trying to use a lyric in my PhD write-up. Let’s see if I can squeeze it in… The tunes…

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Peggy Awesh

An email has told me that at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival this year, this will be happening: ‘New York-based artist Peggy Ahwesh‘s first major presentation in the UK will include an exhibition and three screenings devoted to her vast span of work from the 1980s to the present. In a career that began with Pittsburgh punk and working on…

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Twilight City, 1989

Made for Channel 4, Black Audio Film Collective’s Twilight City is the absolute, no question, stand-out work at the CCA’s The Sky is Falling show. Get along, get comfy and watch it all… Trailers for three other Black Audio Film Collective works here.

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Sans Soleil

Revisiting Marker’s 1983 Sans Soleil this weekend was like visiting an old friend who has aged beautifully and is more inspirational than ever. Sigh. Watch it here. Screenshots – Sans Soleil…

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About an hour of Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Watches and clocks are the least of it.

Because all montage brings you here. Isn’t interesting how we try to watch this, the most precise of works? Out of time, offbeat, from the side, in dribs and drabs. Thanks to kottke.org. About an hour of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. About The Clock here.

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