This is the wonderful Mount Kimbie remix of The...
This beautiful thing is Berlin Horse, a film by Malcom Le Grice, an influential British modernist filmmaker — as BFI puts it in the gloss of his career. I found the clip online as I followed up some references to 70s work by Le Grice and Peter Gidal. This film is dated 1970. The soundtrack is by Brian Eno. It’s a short, materialist work — it wants you to know you’re...
We were so free →
A gallery of 48 photos from an exhibition open now in Berlin. It covers the period 89-90 when the wall came down and things were still raw, open and hopeful. Hence the bittersweet title, with its troubling past tense. Most of the pictures are from amateur collections, found in boxes and under beds, both personal and public.
TimeCast02 - Philip Sherburne mix →
This is one of my favourite pieces of music this year. Very rarely do I return to mixes as often as I have to this one — which is why I feel comfortable calling the whole assemblage a piece of music in its own right. Sherburne expertly ranges across electro, dubstep and experimental sounds. The mood, pacing and track selection are outstanding. The bass is beautifully outrageous. Fittingly,...
Flying Scribble - Animation In My Head →
This is pretty flawless indie-pop.
YouTube - WaxxFree's Channel →
If Hulu is the Blockbuster of online streaming video, Waxxfree’s selection of old films is the dimly-lit, smoky, curated, weird little store you would only comfortably venture into with a completed Cinema Studies MA. Old film posters. Soundtracks on the sound system. Nicotine stained fingers. Except all this changes online, because there’s no neurotic, snarky little man - and they...
Sketch for an essay
I once wanted to write an essay on Wake in Fright, The Proposition and Patrick White’s Voss. Wake in Fright is having something of a return to consciousness. My writerly narcissism wishes that it was my own work that could have done that; my caring-citizen self simply thinks it is a good thing this film is back in public view. I had the idea back when I was writing my honours thesis in...
Beyond the bloody obvious. →
Ghassan Hage talks on “Gaza and narcisstic victimhood.” With a swipe at Waltz with Bashir. Plus the future haunting Gaza will bring us.
Clemens on Badiou. →
Justin Clemens delivers a very lucid introduction to Badiou at the University of Melbourne.