Millennium Film Journal

Articles from No. 57, Spring

Art after the Destruction of Exper Ience
DIAS AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMEverything everything everything-Gustav Metzger, 1961'What comes after nothing?' Clive Phillpot asks in his introduction to the catalog, Live in Your Head: A Retrospective of Concept and Experiment in British Art between 1965...
Cut to the Chase
BRIAN L. FRYE'S A REASONABLE MANIn the late 1990s and early 2000s, Brian Frye became a significant figure in New York City in the downtown experimental film world: active as a filmmaker, but also as a writer and curator. With Bradley Eros, Frye was the...
Embedded Aggression Implied or Enacted
VIDEO WORKS BY CATHERINE ELWES AND DAVID CRITCHLEYCATHERINE ELWES: THERE IS A MYTHA woman's leftbreast. It fills the screen, leftto right, top to bottom. An extended nipple leads the composition, aureola shading offinto the skin above and below. Now...
Film, the Violent Mirror
In 1945, Maya Deren cast Anaïs Nin in her film Ritual in Transfigured Time- Nin hated her appearance in Deren's film. It ruined their friendship.Deren captured something of their feud in a poem that she wrote toNin the same year:For Anaïs Before the...
Introduction
We are born in violence. And we live in violence. Yet, too often we feel these facts should be denied. What horror might befall us if we sought to embrace the abject and explore our darker impulses? What if we were to find such pleasure in these dark...
Micro / Mutabilité
MICRO / MUTABILITÉThe Experimental Documentary Short at Wavelengths 2012For some devotees of experimental film and video, the 2012 expansion of Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival represents the dilution of an important forum...
Ojo Caliente
After relocating to Pasadena in 2002, I found myself with a pile of logs, a chain saw, and an unusual amount of spare time. What resulted was a number of wooden cones, mostly roughly 2 1/2 feet in diameter by 2 1/2 feet tall. I would cut them initially...
Remaking a Found-Footage Film in a Digital Age: An Interv Iew with Jennifer Proctor
Jennifer Proctor is a child of the 1990s and 2000s, and while she is certainly attuned to the history of avantgarde filmmaking - she was trained in both hands-on 16mm filmmaking and video at the University of Iowa - her work, including A Movie by Jen...
The Aftermath of Prophecies
THE AFTERMATH OF PROPHECIESTHE APE OF NATURE...The golden bowl shall be broken...then shall the dust return to the earth as it was. -EcclesiastesIn commenting on Peggy Ahwesh's multivalent piece, The Ape of Nature (2010), it is impossible not to consider...
TONY CONRAD: WiP
TONY CONRAD: WiPGreene Naftali Gallery, New York 17 January 2013 - 23 February 2013One of the first prison-themed reality shows, Lockup, recently celebrated its 10th season on the air. The appetite for such programming has never been stronger, and a...
Until You Get to Know Me: Tony Oursler's Aetiology of Television
"All the discoveries of mankind, however, are regarded as inadequate to explain the marvelous powers of the machine, by which the patients feel themselves persecuted."- Victor Tausk, "On the Origins of the 'Influencing Machine' in Schizophrenia" (1919)"Your...
Where's the Baby? Ian Olds' Francophrenia
Movie star James Franco had been hired to make a guest appearance in an episode of General Hospital, the daytime television medical drama that, according to the venerable Guinness Book of World Records, is the longest-running American soap opera still...
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