Monday, February 28, 2011

My frequent partner-in-crime and current Operation Rewrite co-conspirator Esperanza Collado has just launched a superb new website devoted to her multifaceted achievements as artist-curator-musician-researcher-writer-thinker-...etc...

Each link on the homepage leads to a wealth of fine work, all reflecting her characteristic combination of dense thought and elegantly simple gesture.

Her text Notes Towards Paracinema and Inerruption is an absolute must-read, a perfect introduction for people unaware of the history of paracinema and a re-inspiring distillation of it for those of us with some idea. That her thesis on this subject remains tantalisingly un-translated is probably the greatest incentive I can think of to learn Spanish!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hour of the Wölflinge

I've just completed Wölflinge 17/11/'10, a phantasmagoric rendition of video documentation of a performance by the sublime Vicky Langan from late last year. It carries on the investigation into the relationship between sound and vision already underway in our Light/Sound, albeit in a simpler register, with the performer's body repeatedly fading from vision and reappearing. The sound summons this body from a sort of sensory primordia. Initially spectral, the performer's physicality becomes increasingly manifest as the intensity of the live sound increases until it fully establishes itself as the sound's source and the origin of its emotional intensity. However, in the course of this process, the ambiguities of both the fusion and distance of spectator/performer and performer/performance are navigated.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Save 16mm in the UK Petition

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011


My The Mongolian Barbecue will play as part of a 'Drifting Clouds' film programme at an event called 'The Sound of Film' in Stoke Newington, England. Rouzbeh Rashidi's Woodpecker is also being screened. Many thanks to James Devereaux for selecting these films.


The Sound Of Film, Wed 23 Feb 2011,
The Drop, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rouzbeh Rashidi (An)Other Irish Cinema Screening in Cork

This week, I'll be presenting Rouzbeh Rashidi and his latest feature, Closure of Catharsis, as part of the Flickswitch screening series at the Guesthouse here in Cork. Not to be missed!

Many thanks to Claire Guerin for making this event possible.

Here are the details:

Flickswitch Presents

(An)Other Irish Cinema:
Solo Screening

Thursday February 24th, 7pm
The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel St., Shandon, Cork

100 mins, UK/Ireland, 2011


Rahsidi will be present at this screening,
which is presented by Maximilian Le Cain

Sunday, February 13, 2011


A message from the Operation Rewrite team:

Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to sample the mysteries of Operation Rewrite.

Operation Rewrite is an online video project by Esperanza Collado and Maximilian Le Cain.

It will keep growing,

The Operation Rewrite Team

Thursday, February 10, 2011

(An)Other Irish Cinema Reviewed

The blogger Nuts4R2 has written a generous and thoughtful review of the recent (An)Other Irish Cinema London screening:

Just to reassure him, though, that even if I do resemble "a big, powerhouse of a Bond villain that you wonder where he’s hiding his white pussycat and his mechanical hands with their black iron touch of death", I'm actually closer to the pussycat than the villain in nature. And that chasing people "down a street brandishing a big board with a nail in it" really isn't my style at all!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

LIGHT / SOUND Distributed by CJC

The Paris-based Collectif Jeune Cinéma has accepted Light/Sound, the film I made in collaboration with Vicky Langan, for distribution.

Founded in 1970, CJC is one of the leading experimental film co-operatives in France, and the oldest. Its catalogue of films by more than 260 filmmakers includes works by such artists as Pierre Clementi, Jonas Mekas, Maurice Lemaitre, Stan Brakhage, Jean-Claude Biette, Takahiko Iimura, Patrick Bokanowski, Pip Chodorov, Karpo Godina, Gérard Courant...

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