Light is Calling: Bill Morrison

12.07.10
Light is Calling, Bill Morrison, 2004 ‘Orphan Film’ is a term that American film archivists coined to describe what we’d call archive or found footage. It’s not just old stuff – the MGM back catalogue isn’t ‘orphaned’. And ‘orphan’ is a great, literal and poetic term for this stuff that has been lost, abandoned, or which, as described, a bit more prosaically by the Library of ...
Rick Prelinger

13.05.10
Rick Prelinger in the Prelinger Library, photo by Cory Doctorow APEngine caught up with Rick Prelinger, Archivist, Writer, Filmmaker and Founder of the Prelinger Archives at AV Festival 10 to talk about archives, home movies and iPhone apps. I recently saw online a screening of your collage film Lost Landscapes of San Francisco where you were asking the audience to respond to the footage – is ...
Craig Baldwin

03.05.10
Mock Up On Mu, Craig Baldwin APEngine asked auteur filmmaker Craig Baldwin about Cold War Paranoia in the underground after the UK premiere of his latest feature film Mock Up On Mu at the AV Festival. Is this your first trip to Newcastle for the AV Festival? Well, as a matter of fact I’ve been to the UK four or five times. About five years ago I was ...
Found Film Footage by George Clark

01.09.09
Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell “One need not look for new, as yet unseen images, but one must work with existing ones in such a way that they become new,” Harun Farocki. To accompany the article on artist filmmaker Duncan Campbell’s use of archives for his acclaimed films Bernadette (2009) and Falls Burns Malone Fiddles (2003) here are seven works representing different facets of found footage ...