Posts tagged film + video
Artists at Work: Kerry Tribe by Rita Gonzalez
“Oxymoronic” is how Kerry Tribe describes the starting point for The Aphasia Poetry Club (2016), her interview-based, first-person documentary about people who have lost the ability to comprehend language. In Tribe’s three-channel video installation, communication is stunningly reconstituted with excavated words and newly invented images.
The Jack Box Death Trip: How Ads Promote Progressive Values from Plate to Altar While Still Making Everybody Rich by Travis Diehl
Nearly 100 years ago, Edward Bernays pioneered the wily world of advertising, the manipulative business of telling the public what they want. When a 2012 Jack in the Box ad campaign tossed together corporate damage control, social commentary, and irreverence, a big dash of William Burroughs landed in Bernays’s original recipe.
End of the End of the End: Agnès Varda in Los Angeles by Sasha Archibald
In 1967, French filmmaker Agnes Varda landed in Los Angeles with “a suitcase of assumptions and judgments.” Varda liked to maintain her outsider insouciance and the three films she made in Southern California are packed with wry observations on the region’s daydreams and dissonance.