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A LETTER FROM THE PAST

God bless the Internet, that treasure chest of little jewels hidden among piles of rubbish. Of course, 2010 did eventually get made, but it took another 14 years. Happy Easter!

WOLF GANG

‘In the heart of Berlin’s Neukölln, a new film space is spreading its wings and wants to be shared with you. Located in what was once a brothel, it is a place of wild ideas and primal courage. w o l f engages with cinema and aims to be a home and a learning ground for [...]

‘DAVID LYNCH: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS’ OPENS THIS WEEKEND

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful” – David Lynch
In an Australian [...]

MONO.KULTUR EXCERPTS #02: MICHAEL BALLHAUS

The Berlinale Film Festival opened two days ago, which is always an exciting time for the city – somehow the mood changes for a few days. Legendary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus – longtime collaborator for Martin Scorsese – was one of the few German ‘exports’ to succeed in Hollywood and an important father figure for the [...]

FOOT TALES

Artist duo Lernert & Sander are quickly becoming the guys to go to for fashion brands in the search of curious, quirky and eye-catching videos to promote their brand, and by golly, they do a great job. Latest addition in their row of illustrious clients is 3.1 Phillip Lim, for whom they developed four [...]

NOW EAT MY SCRIPT

From today on until February 15, 2015, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin presents the video installation NOW EAT MY SCRIPT (2014) by Mounira Al Solh.
In the work the artist engages with the moment where fragments of history and biography meet. She takes the transit of a sacrificed lamb in the trunk of her [...]

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

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I’m sure that you’re sick of hearing about Ryan Trecartin–he’s kind of everywhere at the moment. Deemed by The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl as “the most consequential artist to have emerged since the nineteen-eighties,” Trecartin anticipated and formed the decadently glitchy A(DHD)esthetic of the Youtube and Vine generation before it had even undergone puberty. I admit exasperation [...]

OKAY OKAY OKAY

“A man hangs upside down from a crane at Kottbusser Tor, circling the newly constructed apartment buildings to a bombastic song by the avant-garde group The Residents: “Okay? Okay? Okay! Okay!” The final scene in OKAY OKAY – Der moderne Tanz (1980) provides the title to a film where most dancing is performed by pulsating lampposts, [...]

DAVID LYNCH: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

In an Australian first and the largest retrospective to date, an exhibition of the art and cinema of David Lynch will be presented at GOMA in March 2015. David Lynch will be in Brisbane to host a range of programs. ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ draws on all areas of Lynch’s working career to present [...]

P.T. Pynchon

Few things are better than Oldham doing Kelly, but then again, P.T. Anderson doing Pynchon might be just that: better than Oldham doing Kelly.