Millennium Film Journal

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No. 67, Spring

David Pendleton 1964 – 2017
To me, David Pendleton always seemed particularly difficult to pin down, somewhat mysterious and guarded. His extreme modesty concerning the depth and breadth of his knowledge and worldliness only added to the enigma. I worked with him for seven of his...
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Ways of Seeing after the Internet
On January 2, 2017, it was announced that the English Marxist writer, artist, and public intellectual John Berger had died at the age of ninety. For many of his readers and admirers, the date of Berger's death, just past the threshold of the new year,...
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Anita Thacher 1940 - 2017
I first met Anita a few months out of graduate school, while attending a party thrown by the artist I was assisting. The party was filled with high-profile artists that I admired. Completely intimidated, I mingled awkwardly with the other guests and...
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Jorge Lozano: Illegal
JORGE LOZANO: ILLEGALThe artist works at a bewildering rate, particularly in the past half dozen years, it seems the muse is weighing heavily on his Colombian-Canadian shoulders, so he lets movie after movie flow out of his machines. Nearly 50 of his...
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No. 64, Fall

In Memoriam: Peter Hutton (1944 - 2016)
"And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, widerolling watery prairies and Potters' Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms,...
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Short Film Days: The Oberhausen Film Festival 2016
SHORT FILM DAYS: THE OBERHAUSEN FILM FESTIVAL 2016I was invited to review the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, or Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage. A shuttle picked me up at the Düsseldorf Airport, which is about a half hour from the town of Oberhausen. The festival...
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A Treatise on the Apparatus and the Artistic Yield of Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi
PREAMBLEThe analytical camera cannot itself be analyzed. This ironic proposition will be explained. The integral form and appearance of the apparatus are mysteries. It can only aid and abet seeing - it cannot be seen. The rational individual would perhaps...
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Telegen: Art and Television
TELEGEN: ART AND TELEVISIONKunstmuseum Bonn, GermanyOctober 10, 2015 - January 17, 2016The lyrics to a 1955 song by French writer Boris Vian epitomized the blasé attitude of mid-century bourgeois culture in the face of a rising phenomenon: "I had a TV,...
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Interview with Bill Morrison 6 Recent Films (for Dan Streible)
SCOTT MACDONALDBill Morrison remains best known, at least in the United States and among aficionados of independent filmmaking, for his 2002 film, Decasia. In one sense, this is not surprising. Decasia was, and remains, widely (though not universally)...
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Jonathan Harris's I Love Your Work: Procedurality and Weak Narrative
The work of American programmer and artist Jonathan Harris is an example of contemporary born-digital interactive storytelling. His work centers around an aesthetics of procedurality that is invoked by the database structures that he uses in his work....
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Tony Conrad (1940 - 2016)
woke up at dawn today and thought about Tony Conrad. Just heard he died. So sad about this. Wrote earlier this week:Dearest Tony,Wish you were well and here.Below are some memories:I must have seen Flicker Film by the time I met you in person. I connected...
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Introduction
In recent years, the Millennium Film Journal has contended with the supersession of photochemical production media by digital technologies, artist-run film laboratories, radical reformulation of exhibition and distribution, the maturation and ubiquity...
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No. 63, Spring

In Memoriam: Chantal Akerman (1950 - 2015)
Soon after Chantal Akerman came to teach filmmaking in our department nearly twenty years ago, she announced that one course in the fall plus two in the spring was too much. I soon saw why. She had engaged instantly and totally with every aspect of the...
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No. 62, Fall

In Memoriam: A.L. Rees (1949 - 2014)
A.L. Rees, educator and writer on artists'/ experimental film and video, died on November 28th, 2014. Al was born and raised in central London, where his father worked as a butcher. He attended the local grammar school in Marylebone, where he formed...
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No. 61, Spring

In Memoriam: Howard Guttenplan (1934 - 2015)
"OKAY. WE'RE mAKING PROGRESS." HOWARD GUTTENPLAN: A mEmENTO"Okay. We're making progress." Howard must have said this to me at least once a week during the years that I worked at the Millennium on East 4th Street in the 1970s. Sometimes he would say this...
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No. 59, Spring

Ivan Ladislav Galeta (1947 - 2014)
Ivan Ladislav Galeta who was born in Vinkovci, Croatia on 9th May, 1947 and died on 7th January 2014.Ladislav had been a long-term friend since his first invitation for me to show at the Multi-Media Centre Zagreb in the early 1980s. We found an immediate...
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