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Sarah Dobai

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Ana Casas Broda

I'm really interested in the work of Ana Casas Broda.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

I am such a fan of his films and this looks really beautiful. Also made me think of I Don't Want to Sleep Alone which is another amazing film in a similar vein.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Adelita Husni-Bey

Really wanted to see this but stupidly missed it. Looked really interesting but I can't find any snippets of it to watch/share online.

Mika Rottenberg

Reminds me a little of Jon Bock, although the intentions are very different. She is currently exhibiting at Magasin 3, Stockholm

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Last Silent Movie, Susan Hiller, 2008

I just woke up thinking about this
I sat and watched it multiple times at the biennale. This morning it makes me think about art and the way concepts are reliant on people understanding the framework within which they are made (amongst other things). I just think it is such a rich piece of work.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Kerry Tribe

An extract from 'There will be ______' which I had the good fortune to see in Toronto. All the lines in the piece are taken from films shot in the location.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Kerstin Cmelka

This could be interesting...

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Kerry Tribe

A chance for Canadians and New Zealanders (but not me) to see Kerry Tribe's latest piece There Will Be ________ (in New Zealand) or here for Canadians.

Other related Post:
Kerry Tribe - 17-05-2011

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Adam Curtis

All watched over by machines of loving grace from mayo11 on Vimeo.

This is really just another excuse to make you watch this series... but also E-flux are giving us the opportunity to see Adam Curtis' work in an art context.

Aernout Mik

Aernout Mik from peter burchett on Vimeo.

The exhibition 'Communitas' finished at the end of January but he is currently exhibiting here.

Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art

Marina Abramovic: Performance from Smart Museum of Art on Vimeo.

This looks like a really interesting overview of food and hospitality in art.

Cy Twombly Polaroids

I would love to be able to go to this exhibition

The Humping Pact

The Humping Pact: Residing at PACT Zollverein from Dmitry Paranyushkin on Vimeo.

Friday, 24 February 2012


Last chance to see Saskia Olde Wolbers at Maureen Paley. I have not been yet but am a big fan (and not just because of her excellent name). Also love the word Pareidolia (the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features).

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Oliver Michaels - A Journey Between Two Fixed Points

This looks interesting (as it is no longer their current exhibition you need to click on exhibitions/past/2011 to see Oliver Michaels' work). More information and images from the project here.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Monday, 31 October 2011

Love Me - Zed Nelson

It's always nice to be able to plug a very talented friend! Beautiful photography from Zed Nelson. I particularly enjoyed the beauty contest in the Brazilian jail.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Laurence and Angela St.Leger

My wonderful in-laws make exquisite miniature automata. I recently started taking photos of their vast (ever growing) collection, which I am currently uploading to their blog, so I thought it would just about fit in with the theme of this blog. Their blog is here.

Lars Laumann

I keep thinking about Lars Laumann's work, specifically 'Shut up child, this ain't Bingo' (2009).
Sadly I can't find any snippets of his work online, but here is a review of the show at Maureen Paley in 2009.

Friday, 7 October 2011


This is the dance, from Fritz Lang's Metropolis, that i was referring to in my previous post:

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

I recently revisited the 'wicked' dance in Metropolis and was reminded of the dance at the end of this clip in F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Both films were released in 1927.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Yang Fudong & Prada

I am conflicted about this. It looks and sounds like one of his art pieces but it's an advert for Prada. Does it being an advert preclude it from being a piece of art? Does the shallowness of its intention mean it is without depth? Is this a hollow simile of his art films and if so how would one intellectually differentiate between them?

Yang Fudong - One Half Of August

Another show I enjoyed this week was Yang Fudong at Parasol Unit, although happily this one is on for another month or so.
The film that I was most struck by was Fifth Night. Fifth Night is a seven screen video-installation filmed in an interpretation of Shanghai's old town and shot in mesmerising 35mm B&W film (I am always suspicious when the medium is so seductive, yet on this occasion it seemed well-suited to the content) and accompanied by a  bold and nostalgic film score, reminiscent of golden-age composers like Bernard Herrmann. In the square a stage has been erected and the central characters walk around as if in a daze while other characters are thrown out of a car with their suitcases; fix a tram; work as a blacksmith; sit static on a chair or sofa. The piece is enigmatic and intriguing. Several cameras film the characters from different angles, often seeming to be filming the same action simultaneously but on closer inspection the scenery or the supporting cast may be subtly different, creating a feeling of the uncanny.