Phil Collins: Marxism today

04.02.11
There would not have been a more fitting way to mark the end of an era for the BFI gallery than its latest and last ever exhibition. Going out with a bang, the BFI Gallery last night opened its doors for the private view of the exhibition Phil Collins: Marxism Today. Packed out with many people who were appreciating the great work installed this time ...
Print the Legend by Ajay RS Hothi

05.10.10
American Night, Julian Rosefeldt, image courtesy of the BFI Gallery As American Night by the German artist Julian Rosefeldt replaces John Akomfrah’s ravishing Mnemosyne at the BFI Gallery; and as the Hayward Gallery prepare for Isaac Julien’s ambitious nine-screen installation Ten Thousand Waves (which itself, has travelled the world already) and as we lie in the wake of one of the most successful films of the year thus ...
Campbell on why women film directors will never be taken seriously

16.06.10
The Tree, directed by Julie Bertucelli, produced by Taylor Media & Les Films du Poisson “I never wanted to be good as a woman — I wanted to be good as a filmmaker,” Agnes Varda. The Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, gives the Palme d’Or, the highest prize to competing films. This year the blogosphere and off-line media have ...
Phantoms of Nabua at the BFI

10.05.10
Phantoms of Nabua, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, photograph by Chaisiri Jiwarangsan © Kick the Machine Films Dates: 14 May – 4 July | Location: BFI Gallery, London This is the first London solo exhibition by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a distinctive artist and filmmaker who creates work for both cinema and gallery exhibition. A regular of the Cannes Film festival, and a nominee for the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize, ...
The State of Things: Mark Cosgrove

28.04.10
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’ ...
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

16.04.10
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a singular and distinctive artist and filmmaker. All his films and artworks are set in his native Thailand. Often non-linear and with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressing personal politics and social issues. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company Kick the ...
Rachel Baker blogs from AND Festival on the film/art debate

26.09.09
Still from the Primitive installation by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Rachel Baker shares her thoughts with APEngine on a masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul prompts thoughts about film and art… Fresh from the previous night’s Jarman Award announcement at the Whitechapel Gallery, where the fraught topic of ‘cinema and art crossing over’  was the subject of some energetic ranting, I took myself and the rant to the AND Festival at ...