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Our intrepid film correspondent Montana Wojczuk caught up with Jem Cohen for this podcast. They had a broad ranging discussion covering topics from 8mm film, to Jeff Koons.
Lucy Raven compares filmmaker Jem Cohen’s Chain—and the excerpted cut Chain Times Three shown at MoMA—to Benjamin’s Arcades Project, as a cataloguing of an urban cultural moment.
“In Counting, I was counting almost everything I encountered: street life, light, weather, animals, and some intangibles, political or social or economic currents, and certain seismic changes in my own life.”
“I’m always dipping myself into our stuff and seeing what color I turn.”
Listen to Joana Preiss discuss her film Siberia as part of last month’s First Look at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Inspired by Japanese “landscape theory,” a Parisian artist-filmmaker explains why he prefers to show us the world as his subjects see it.
A binocular thriller of the mind.
The chaos between speech and language.
The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.
February 27th, 1982. New York City. It’s a late Saturday morning, still winterish. On the far side of the Manhattan Bridge in another land, we inspect an abandoned factory and project a future, traipsing daily across the bridge … we reject it.
An experimental documentary on border crossing, less about that place than what it represents.
Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.
Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.
For years, Lynn Saville has photographed cities at night.
Projection as performance, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and depicting electromagnetic radiation.
Pamela Cohn speaks with filmmakers Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri about their “small art-film documentary” October Country, their upcoming projects, and the struggles (and patience) necessary to bring an independent film project to fruition.