Review: Highlights of NYFF Projections 2014

Last month, the 2014 New York Film Festival unveiled the debut of the “Projections” program, a section of the NYFF that presents “an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be.” Previously known as “Views From The Avant Garde,” which was […]

Prisoner’s Cinema (2012) by Joshua Gen Solondz

Prisoner’s Cinema Joshua Gen Solondz, Los Angeles, 2012, 10 min, video, sound Essentially a trance-inducing flicker film, Prisoner’s Cinema opens by establishing a simple, yet aggressive, black and white flashing sequence, defined by its frenetic pace and hypnotic pattern. It assaults and entrances the viewer with its rapid optical rhythm; a low-toned droning sound and a high frequency […]

Erkki Kurenniemi’s Radical Documentation

The release of Mika Taanila’s The Future Is Not What It Used To Be in 2002 can be seen as a starting point for the more recent interest in the life and work of the enigmatic Finn, Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941). Taanila’s moody and rhythmic essay film has allowed the art world to (re)discover the […]

Visites Possibles (2014) by Sabrina Ratté

Visites Possibles Sabrina Ratté, Montreal, 2014, 7 min, video, sound by Roger Tellier-Craig Panning back-and-forth in a colorful gradient-skinned room, Visites Possibles lodges varicolored imagery into the architecture of its virtual space, producing a sensationally vibrant animated experience, replete with lurid colored imagery and emblazoned with shapes and patterns, and exalted by a soundtrack from Roger Tellier-Craig. Originally […]

Finder Fantasy (2013) by Emilio Gomariz

Emilio Gomariz Finder Fantasy London, England | 2013 | 1 min | video | sound by Yoshi Sodeoka A lurid, phantasmagorical fantasy featuring Apple’s spinning finder wheel.

Selected works from Takeshi Murata’s “Synthesizers” series

“Synthesizers” by Takeshi Murata Salon 94 Bowery, 2012 It’s always a treat to see new work from Takeshi Murata. His “Synthesizers” show at the Salon 94 Bowery in NYC just ended, yet the internet archives it for posterity. Murata’s 2012 “Synthesizers” series, along with his 2011 “Get Your As To Mars” series, attest to Murata’s talent […]