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WHAT DREAMS

For those who have been keeping up, you might remember Tilda Swinton’s the 8½  Foundation, mentioned in her now sold out interview with mono.kultur. Named after the eponymous Fellini film, the Scotland-based foundation was inspired by the musings of  her then eight-and-a-half years old son and dedicates itself to gifting free benchmark films to children at [...]

ALBUM MAN

Andrei Tarkovsky’s intense films, though numbering only seven across his almost quarter decade career, have cemented his place as one of cinema’s master craftsmen. Meditative, intimate, and often opaque, the films lack nothing in compelling narrative nor symbolic density.  Those not fond of slower films can still wonder at his meticulous composition, baptized by [...]

FOUND AGAIN

Found again, following National Geographic Found.
A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940.
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic.

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As 2013 and last year’s last minute’s resolutions fade in our post-debauch memory, you find the fireworks to have left mightier mental tinnitus.  Hats off to clubs and bars, but this ancient and rather bizarre spectacle deserve some mention–after all, New Year’s wouldn’t be the same without spark, crackle, and afterglow of smoke buttressing the [...]

WRONG

The ubiquity of digital art, variously manifested as prismatic gifs, Google Map collages, interactive apps/music videos, and photomanipulations, has proven itself beyond fact beyond fad as an expressive medium for both ends–grassroots and elite–of the creative world.  It’s not surprising then that a contemporary survey, long in coming, has finally emerged.  Impishly named, The Wrong, organized by [...]

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL SUNDAY

It’s that time of year again. If you find yourself in London, this Sunday and Monday see Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, returning to wend its Red Stripe-fuelled way around Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park.
For those who can’t make it (or are running their own party free from the West London crowds, TfL [...]

2001

2001 is a really pretty number. Of course, it makes us think of one thing and one thing only. So why should we be thinking about 2001 in the first place? Well, with 2000 other random thoughts that we have been sharing here with you before this one, it’s just as well now or never.

LIVING ARCHIVE

In June 2013, LIVING ARCHIVE at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin will present the results of the Living Archive project, initiated in 2011 by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin). The project’s participants present their research and their responses to the Arsenal collection in the form of an exhibition. On [...]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOUND

National Geographic have set up a tumblr called National Geographic Found to celebrate their 125th anniversary.
“Found is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are [...]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELIEVER!

Happy 10th Birthday Believer! As a birthday gift, Believer is offering renewals and new subscriptions for only $40US for a full year – that’s nine issues (overflowing with original essays, interviews, reviews, columns by Nick Hornby, and Daniel Handler and Greil Marcus, comics, poems, and more), three of which are extra-long and include bonus items like unreleased films, [...]