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 ...
Vicki Bennett/People Like Us

09.09.09
Vicki Bennett APEngine spoke with Vicki Bennett otherwise known as People Like Us about her work, including her recent commission for The Great North Run. Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio ...
Work, Rest & Play by Vicki Bennett

09.09.09
Work, Rest & Play, image courtesy of Vicki Bennett Commissioned by Lovebytes in collaboration with Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust, Vicki Bennett’s Work, Rest & Play is a captivating video triptych exploring the themes of labour and leisure, industriousness and stillness. The film has been carefully constructed using industrial and documentary film footage from 1940-1975 to follow the endless chug of the conveyor belt of life. Formatted ...