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  • 7 years ago

    Not far into Rome 78, James Nares's unlikely rendering of a sword-and-sandal costume drama on the minuscule format of Super-8 sound film, two soldiers clad in armor and togas lean against what one might generously imagine to be the walls of the Ro...

  • 7 years ago

    This week, the New York Underground Film Festival is holding its 15th—and final—edition. I ran the event for 10 of those years, and it all began with the North American Man-Boy Love Association. Right after college, while sojourning in...

  • 8 years ago

    'I do not mind objects," pioneer conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner told an interviewer in 1969, "but I do not care to make them." Instead, the former painter became known for a dematerialized form of language art, composing and exhibiting off-kilt...

  • 8 years ago

    Tracing any sort of best-of for the multitudinous varieties of experimental film and video is a fool's errand; here, instead, are 10 notable works that I wasn't otherwise able to review this year. Consider it a to-do list for your next time-machin...

  • 8 years ago

    The art world has recently engaged in a renewed fascination for the heady, rigorous experimental cinema of the late Aquarian age, reviving filmmakers like Anthony McCall, Owen Land, and Morgan Fisher. Perhaps galleries and museums wax nostalgic fo...

  • 8 years ago

    The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, the Museum of Natural History's annual documentary showcase, often gravitates toward the anthropological. With a focus on cross-cultural music, ranging from Cambodian psych- rock to American paleo-folk, t...