Monday, February 20, 2012

W├Âlflinge & First Blood Part II @ Days on End Festival



Strongly recommended viewing: documentation of this hair-raising performance by W├Âlflinge & First Blood Part II... Visceral, unsettling, hilarious and very moving.

http://vimeo.com/37052505

Monday, February 06, 2012

PERSISTENCIES OF SADNESS & STILL DAYS




I'm currently working on Persistencies of Sadness & Still Days, a four-hour feature film made in collaboration with Rouzbeh Rashidi. Rouzbeh will direct two hours, I'll make the other two. Part minimalist fiction film, part video diary, this experimental collage will incorporate the project Still Days with John McCarthy, which I've been working on for the past year. There are only two rules in this open and inevitably sprawling venture: the final running time must amount to four hours and both Rouzbeh and I must appear on screen. Outside of that, we're feeling our way along...

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Look Back on Anger



As the MUBI Notebook film news site reminds us, Kenneth Anger turns 85 today. The filmmaker whose work first ensnared me into experimental film, his films remain unshakeably amongst my very favourites. Therefore it's very nice to discover, through this MUBI post, that he's used a text I wrote about him back in 2003 as the bio on his official website:

www.kennethanger.org

Happy Birthday, Mr. Anger!