Linear, Dryden Goodwin Londoners traveling from Southwark and London Bridge tube stations may well be familiar with the images above. As part of TfL’s Art on the Underground initiative artist Dryden Goodwin has been commissioned to draw sixty portraits of individuals working in various roles on the Jubilee line. Rendered in multiple layers of delicate pencil strokes and scribbles, the blown-up portraits are presented outside the stations ...
Melanie Gilligan at Chisenhale

Popular Unrest, Melanie Gilligan From 7 May to 20 June Chisenhale Gallery premieres a new film and installation commission by Melanie Gilligan. Gilligan works in video, performance, text, installation and music. Her new film Popular Unrest is a multi-episode drama set in a future much like the present that explores a world in which the self is reduced to physical biology. All exchange transactions and social interactions ...
The State of Things: Mark Cosgrove

Mark Cosgrove, image courtesy of Watershed APEngine talks to Mark Cosgrove, Head of Programme at Watershed Media Centre and Creative Director of Encounters International Film Festival in Bristol, about connecting audiences with artist’s film. Before Watershed you worked at Cornerhouse in Manchester, didn’t you? And before that I was Plymouth Art Centre – also a cinema within an arts venue. Three places with what used to be called ‘arthouse’ ...
The State of Things
Our new series of interviews asks movers and shakers where we are, and where we might be going. The first is with Mark Cosgrove, from Watershed Media Centre in Bristol, and Encounters International Film Festival.
Lessons from Lars von Trier by Daniel Fawcett

The Five Obstructions, Lars von Trier and Jorgen Leth “This is therapy, not a film competition with yourself. You’ve made the best film, I assume the best was the first. We are using it to go back in time, to see where we can go and examine it.” Lars von Trier, The Five Obstructions Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player. var WT1_1 = { params : ...
Kid606: Mr Wobbles Nightmare by Joel Trussell

Kid606: Mr Wobble's Nightmare by Joel Trussell Something nice and psychedelic for a Monday morning. Joel Trussell accompanies the delightful beats of eclectic electronic artist Kid606, with a nightmarish vision of drugged-up fruit turning carnivore at an all-night rave. I particularly like the way the fruit has been animated so that whilst the characters expressions are beautifully drawn, the fruits wobble about on strings like ...
Call for entries: Wavelengths at TIFF

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's A Letter to Uncle Boonmee - screened in Wavelengths, 2009 Named after Michael Snow’s seminal film Wavelength (1967), Wavelengths strides to provide a thoughtfully curated platform for avant-garde film and video within one of the busiest and most diverse festivals in the world. Building on its past successes, Wavelengths is looking for new works (2009-10), as well as recent restorations of seminal films from ...