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’ ...
Ajay Hothi on Alan Clarke’s Elephant

13.12.09
Elephant, Alan Clarke There is a remarkable cadence to Alan Clarke’s Elephant (1989) that makes it difficult to define as a television drama, extended short, short-form feature or artist’s moving image piece. In differing contexts it could be read alongside films such as Culloden, Partie de Campagne or Meshes of the Afternoon. The film, a circle of violence, near silent with no thematic context provided, other ...
Rachel Baker blogs from AND Festival on the film/art debate

26.09.09
Still from the Primitive installation by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Rachel Baker shares her thoughts with APEngine on a masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul prompts thoughts about film and art… Fresh from the previous night’s Jarman Award announcement at the Whitechapel Gallery, where the fraught topic of ‘cinema and art crossing over’  was the subject of some energetic ranting, I took myself and the rant to the AND Festival at ...
The Jarman Award: Shortlist

22.09.09
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want, Stephen Sutcliffe Inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman, The Jarman Award was launched in 2008 “to recognise artists working with the moving image whose work, like Jarman’s, resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence”. The 2009 shortlisted artists are Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Simon Martin, Lindsay Seers, and Stephen Sutcliffe. We asked them all some questions. The Jarman ...