What typifies Steve McQueen’s work in film and how does McQueen import those distinctive features of his artwork into his first narrative feature? A degree of expressionism suggests an answer which is applicable to many of his films.
Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month we bring you Cairo, IL by Ross Constable. Cairo, IL is a two channel, site specific work which will be installed at CalArts later this month.
Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month, we bring you Kate Raney and Jeremy Bessoff’s Lingua Absentia.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s short film Zero Gravity (2012). A meditation on trauma and history, this masterpiece from Thailand defies easy interpretation.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Bruce Conner’s short film COSMIC RAY (1961). An exciting, devastating homage to sex and war put to a Ray Charles song, COSMIC RAY just might be the world’s first music video… but don’t let him catch you saying that.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us the documentary The Atomic Café (1982) directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, and Pierce Rafferty. Using original newsreel footage, government films, cartoons, and other materials from the 1950s, the directors cut together a critical assessment of Cold War America.
Chris Houkal takes a look at a new form of filmmaking, in which a computer’s desktop serves as the artistic medium. Kevin B. Lee’s self-reflexive ‘desktop documentary’ Transformers: The Premake (2014) contemplates in near real-time the role and repercussions of the filmmaker on the street as he or she records the making of a blockbuster.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Frank and Caroline Mouris’s Frank Film, an experimental short film comprised of continuously morphing image collages and dual narrations.