It’s not a rip off, it’s a homage

01.06.10
Magnetic Movie, Semiconductor, 'homaged' in a recent IBM commercial Art has always influenced commercial creatives, and artists have often drawn on – appropriated, even – other parts of culture. It’s complicated. On the one hand, freedom of expression, and opposition to the strictures of copyright. On the other, things can get nasty, with all too frequent tales of artist and independent filmmakers being called up by ...
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’ ...
No Heroes Redux by Campbell

15.02.10
The Bressonian protagonist (Angus Brown in 'They Call Me...Don't Call Me...' - John Sealey 2006) Campbell considers the No Heroes film programme, selected for the Progress Report exhibition at Iniva. Iniva was founded with the ethos originating from the artistic and political initiatives of the ‘new internationalism’ and the Black Arts movement of the 1980s. Professor Stuart Hall, provided a blueprint for its remit which was to ...