Identical Twins in Hollywood Films

06.01.10
Dead Ringer, Paul Henreid These Seven Wonders are inspired by Factum, the latest multi-channel video installation by artist Candice Breitz, that explores the experiences of identical twins in Toronto. Factum will be at the White Cube in Hoxton Square from 12 February. Identical twins often get a raw deal in Cinema: in the tradition of the doppelganger they often signify that sinister events are yet to ...
Greg Kurcewicz on Country and Western music on YouTube

04.11.09
Waylon Jennings on YouTube My 7 wonders are all to do with Country and Western, a genre of music that I have begun to explore more of over the last few years. I vividly remember one afternoon as a snotty teenager where an enthusiastic friend tried to convince me of the virtues and wonders of  Country at the altar of his bedroom record player. ...
Editing by Jo Ann Kaplan

21.10.09
Orphee, Jean Cocteau Here are 8 “magic” cuts. By “magic” I mean cuts or edits, or sequences made therefrom, which make my heart stop and my mouth open in suspension of disbelief, amazement, and excess of feeling.   1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hamid, 1943) The first cut in the film, a jump cut, from the shot of the dummy hand holding a poppy ...
Passengers by Rob Gallagher

01.10.09
Eyes Without a Face, Georges Franju A host of new, interactive viewing technologies mean that when it comes to moving images we’re increasingly used to being in the driving seat. All of the works below play at some point or in some way with notions of what it means to be a passenger – to sit back, delegate control and see where you end up. 1. Yeux ...
Screen-based dance by Jen McLachlan

08.09.09
Danse Macabre, directed by Pedro Pires From over nine years of commissioning and viewing screen-based dance, these are the seven that most vividly remain in my mind.  They span the spectrum of what is considered screen-based dance and include experimental films, choreographic objects and installations. 1. Alt-I-Alt, Torbjørn Skårild, 2003 Synopsis: …when all is said and done, conclusions are not so important after all. Alt-I-Alt is an ...
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 ...