Wow! You can watch this entire film on YouTube. Enjoy!
Saw this at MOMA today, enjoy.
Manhatta A Film by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler
Quite possibly my favorite video of all times.
Choreographed by Michael Clark, filmed by Charles Atlas, & music by The Fall.
Hail The New Puritan
Not sure if Charles Atlas will talk about this particular film but I am sure he will talk about his collaboration with Michael Clark throughout the years.
An Evening with Charles Atlas
At MOMA, Modern Mondays, February 18, 2013, 7:00 PM.
New York–based media artist Charles Atlas (American, b. 1949) discusses his creative development, the intertwining of social scenes and art, and his preoccupation with process. Since the early 1970s, Atlas has collaborated with artists, musicians, and dancers—Merce Cunningham, Antony and the Johnsons, Michael Clark, and Mika Tajima, to name just a few—to create films, video installations, and live events that explore “in-between states of identity.” He discusses his recent work, including Joints Array (2011), Ocean (2011), and, most recently, 143652 (2012), in which numbers move across a wall-sized projection as if in a digital ballet.
The films of Jane Arden and Jack Bond are playing at Spectacle Theater this February.
Dir: Jane Arden & Jack Bond, 1979, 92 min. UK.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD – 10PM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH – 7:30PM
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNDERNEATH
Dir: Jane Arden. 1972, 107 min. UK.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD – 7:30PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH – 10PM
Dir: Jack Bond, 1968, 89 min. UK.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH – 7:30PM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH – 10PM
Vice interview with Jack Bond here.
Review of Anti-Clock here.
I have not watched any films at home for some time as I have had too much freelance work to do. But tonight I decided to treat myself & revisit my Netflix cue for a double dose of slightly depressing, poignant film, one from Russia (How I Ended This Summer) and one from Norway (Oslo, August 31st). I think I preferred the Russian film as the subject matter is less common—being stranded in a desolate landscape and slowly losing one’s mind. Oslo, August 31st deals with the fight against drug addiction and one finding meaning in one’s life. I think Russia generally wins when it comes to telling a depressing tale well, through film, books, etc…
If you’d rather not waste your money on box office hits featuring gremlin or gnomes this month I would recommend either of these fantastic foreign flicks. Snuggle up with a warm blanket, sip some some tea, have a box of tissues handy, and get your deep thought on.
Now I cry myself to sleep!
The 7 Up series is one of my favorite documentary series of all time. You should watch it, from the start! The latest just opened at the IFC Center last night. Excited to see it this weekend!
56 Up is playing at the IFC Center now. More info here.
NY Times review here.
Gothamist chats with director Michael Apted here.
Kenneth Anger-Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
Happy last Saturday of 2012!
Lewis Klahr-Altair (1995)
For the next two evenings the Museum of Art & Design will be hosting interesting cinema events which feature the animation of Robert Breer and Martha Colburn. I have featured both Breer’s and Colburn’s work on this site in the past—and since I have such exquisite taste y’all should listen to me and go and check both shows out!
Robert Breer on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM. More info here.