Here are recent profiles of media artists: Janie Geiser and her amazing puppet media performances; animator David O’Reilly; Stas Orlovsky and his moving paintings; and John Carpenter, known for his lovely interactive media installations.
Film Comment published an essay that I wrote on the work of Rick Linklater and his obsession with time, especially in his new film, Boyhood.
For my presentation at MediaLive 2013, I was invited to create a PDF combining the images and text. Here’s that presentation, with gratitude to all the artists and scholars represented in the talk.
“The Paradise Trilogy” considers three recent films by Ulrich Seidl, for Film Comment, September/October 2013.
“Extra Curricular: Lessons Learned,” a collection of filmmaking assignments by instructors in diverse film schools, was published in Filmmaker, June 2013. Unfortunately, access requires a subscription.
In May, I was invited to contribute to a conversation about the future of film for Frieze. Titled Future Fictions, the prompt asked us to imagine how stories would be told in the future. I got caught up in how the “future” can be viewed by looking at the past.
The Pleasure of the Text: David Gatten is a profile of the wonderful filmmaker in the March/April 2013 issue of Film Comment.
Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post-9/11 Films, published in January 2013, includes an essay I wrote titled “Pleasure and Pain: Cinematic Remakes,” on avant-garde artworks such as Douglas Gordon’s 24-Hour Psycho and Jim Campbell’s Illuminated Average #1, Hitchcock’s Psycho, that query the very boundaries of the cinematic object through repetition and a kind of dismantling.
Digital Learning, Digital Scholarship and Design Thinking | Co-written with Anne Burdick, Design Thinking Research Symposium conference proceedings, “Interpreting Design Thinking,” January 2011.
Voice, Performance and Transience: Learning Through Seesmic | Book chapter, Learning Through Digital Media, Trebor Scholz, editor, February 2011.
Marco Brambilla and 3D in the Museum | LA Weekly | May 2011
Reboot: What Film Schools Need to Explore to Stay Relevant in the Future | Filmmaker Magazine, fall 2011.
Review: The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue and the Way We Tell Stories
Sundance Docs Explore the Demise of the American Dream
Women Who Roar: Sundance 2012
Sundance Portrait: Terence Nance
Sundance Portrait: Sally El Hosaini
Sundance Opinion: Miguel Arteta
Sundance Portrait: Shirin Neshat
I was invited to give the keynote presentation at this year’s University Film and Video Association Conference, and promised to share it. Here is the PDF file, with just the slides. Here is the PowerPoint; view “Notes Page” to see the image and lecture text.