Victor Alimpiev at Regina Gallery

14.03.11
A still image from film 'Weak Rot Front' by Victor Alimpiev Regina Gallery will next month be the host to the first solo exhibition of Russian video artist Victor Alimpiev. The exhibition entitled Several, juxtaposes Alimpiev’s practice as a multifaceted artist – painter, choreographer, filmmaker – exploring the artist’s poetic visual language and his interest in interhuman relationships. Alimpiev’s video works are reminiscent of twentieth century avant-garde theatre with its expressive gestures and diluted language. Thoroughly choreographed but ...
The Spending Review and British Film Culture by Jack Newsinger
26.11.10
Film, as the first industrial art, has always been a complex mix of business and culture, and its status within public policy has reflected this. Successive governments have employed different strategies to stimulate commercial production on the one hand, and to subsidise cultural film activity that would not be possible if left to the market alone on the other. The surprise announcement of the abolition of ...
What next for cultural film funding?
21.11.10
Adam Pugh on the death throes of the UKFC (Part 2) With the UK Film Council in its death throes and the lottery funds it once administered to be lodged with the British Film Institute, funding for the moving image in this country is set to change. Whilst a far from perfect solution, it nevertheless represents a chance that a more real and fuller landscape of ...
onedotzero_adventures in motion festival returns

25.10.10
The Johnny Cash Project by Chris Milk & Aaron Koblin Dates: 10-14 November 2010 | Location: BFI Southbank The return of the internationally renowned adventures in motion festival sees onedotzero and BFI Southbank join forces once again to present an array of audiovisual and cinematic experiences. Every bit as important as the programme itself is the sense of community that exists as artists, filmmakers and practitioners from ...
Lewis Klahr by Colin Perry

19.10.10
Nimbus Series, Lewis Klahr Lewis Klahr – “One of the most evocative, accessible, and culturally aware experimental filmmakers alive and working” (Village Voice) –  is at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. In the USA, Lewis Klahr has been feted with accolades: Critic J Hoberman has named him the ‘reigning proponent of cut and paste’; his work has appeared in three Whitney Biennials and can be found ...
Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum line-up

22.09.10
This year’s Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum, taking place from 12 to 15 October at the BFI, features a host of world-class speakers and industry experts. Keynotes for the first-day conference include Michel Reilhac, Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma; Mike Monello, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project and co-founder of New York-based creative agency Campfire; film director, producer and long-time collaborator of Richard ...
Felicity Sparrow on Ian Breakwell

17.09.10
The Elusive State of Happiness, Ian Breakwell, 1979, image courtesy of Felicity Sparrow Ian Breakwell’s video works were described by Will Self as being “subtle enactments of an individual praxis that compel our attention, again and again, to the uneasy comity of lived life.” Working prolifically, and across a remarkable range of media, including performance, film, and television, his work is characterised by its wit, humour, ...