MAKE ME A DOORWAY

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

Posted on June 9, 2013 in Reviews by

HUMAN FRAMES: FANATICISM (DVD)

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

Posted on June 9, 2013 in Reviews by

NATURELAND

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

Posted on June 8, 2013 in Reviews by

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF STILLNESS…I’M THINKING

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

Posted on June 7, 2013 in Reviews by

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

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 in Reviews 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 in Blogs by

TRAVEL DREAM AND DREAM TRAVEL

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 in Reviews by

VAT

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 in Reviews by

STEADFAST

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

Posted on May 18, 2013 in Reviews by

AND/OR

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

Posted on May 17, 2013 in Reviews by

THE CAPITOL OF THE MULTIVERSE

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

Posted on May 16, 2013 in Reviews by

AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL

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 in Reviews by

HALF REAL

McElwee is inviting us to revel in the tactile sensuousness of light and color itself…

Posted on May 14, 2013 in Reviews by

FLAMINGOS

The film’s three main characters may not be likable, but the lurid glare of their intensity is riveting…

Posted on April 28, 2013 in Reviews by

DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY (DVD)

The workshops have clearly opened a door for these people to find levels of reality that are normally closed to us, and they find the experience thrilling and liberating…

Posted on April 21, 2013 in Reviews by

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