IN/FLUX VOLUME 2 (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 114 minutes

It is not quite as full of knockout films as Volume 1 was, but it still contains some good films, and a couple of extraordinary ones. Because there is so little focus in America and Europe on experimental work by African artists, these collections will prove valuable to Western viewers…


Posted on May 14, 2014 by

HUMAN FRAMES: IMPERMANENCE (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

Lowave has once again assembled a “must see” collection of works from artists who deserve much more exposure…


Posted on June 11, 2013 by

HEX SUFFICE CACHE TEN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

The film combines countless permutations of every film you’ve ever seen which exploits our nightmares of biology mixing with computers and medical technology, including, amusingly, a shot of a scientist feeding a computer chip to a hungry slug which emerges from a houseplant…


Posted on June 10, 2013 by

MAKE ME A DOORWAY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 4 minutes

Rather than limiting Davis’ poetry by illustrating it literally, Brooks amplifies it by creating a visual counterpart…


Posted on June 9, 2013 by

HUMAN FRAMES: FANATICISM (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 66 minutes

Artists’ voices can throw light on ideologically deadlocked situations where polemics and speeches often prove futile…


Posted on June 9, 2013 by

NATURELAND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

The film’s visual strategies emphasize the similarities of nature and industry, not their differences…


Posted on June 8, 2013 by

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF STILLNESS…I’M THINKING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 40 minutes

Living in this way can make ordinary situations continually interesting and full of surprising beauty…


Posted on June 7, 2013 by

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 64 minutes

The obvious difficulties of managing a crowded, small apartment where people sleep in shifts only highlight the social resourcefulness and sophistication of the Chinese culture which makes it a workable, if not ideal situation…


Posted on June 6, 2013 by

RYAN TRECARTIN AND THE GENERATION GAP, OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE CACOPHONY

Trecartin’s artistic skill is the embedded moral stance in the work…



Posted on June 5, 2013 by

TRAVEL DREAM AND DREAM TRAVEL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

A pair of poetic meditations on the notion of travel, and the part that it plays in our desires and memories…


Posted on May 20, 2013 by

VAT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 23 minutes

The fact that the symmetry here is created by motion thought time as well as by the three spatial dimensions makes it particularly awe-inspiring to watch…


Posted on May 19, 2013 by

STEADFAST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

Like looking at a wonderful painting, but with a mesmerizing aspect of motion added to it…


Posted on May 18, 2013 by

AND/OR

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

Multiple individual choices add up to a fixed, static pattern…


Posted on May 17, 2013 by

THE CAPITOL OF THE MULTIVERSE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

The video made me aware of how ubiquitous this particular trope of architectural language is…


Posted on May 16, 2013 by

AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

Weil was obviously an unusual human being, one who went on a hunger strike in sympathy with soldiers suffering on the front when she was 6…


Posted on May 15, 2013 by

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