Ed Halter

Ed Halter

June 2014

AMY SILLMAN'S animated videos are so deftly constructed, complex, and funny that it’s surprising to find out she has been making them for only a few years. But elements of animation had always been lying in wait in her art: in the serial … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

TRAVEL AGENTS: ALAIN RESNAIS’S JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME AND THE CINEMATIC TIME MACHINE

February 2014

BY 1968, Alain Resnais had completed four feature films that dwell upon the nature of time and memory and disrupt standard narrative chronology. In each, he employs disjunctive styles of editing to tell fractured, nonlinear tales, shuttling… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Ed Halter

December 2013

CATASTROPHE HAS LONG BEEN a staple of cinema, from the extravagant pageants of ancient warfare first seen in silent Italian epics through Cold War sci-fi allegories of nuclear armageddon to the 1990s golden age of Hollywood blockbusters, in… READ ON

SLANT

Ericka Beckman

May 2013

Curated by Fabrice Stroun In her Super 8 sound films of the 1970s and ’80s, American artist Ericka Beckman created sharp-edged concatenations of lo-fi visual effects, dance-like performances, and No Wave audio compositions, always pointing… READ ON

PREVIEWS

“Portrait of Michel Auder”

January 2013

“Michel Auder edits his intimate video diaries out of more than five thousand hours of footage shot since the late 1960s.”… READ ON

PREVIEWS

CLOSE-UP: HELL IS FOR CHILDREN

Ed Halter on Leslie Thornton’s Peggy and Fred in Hell

September 2012

TWO AMERICAN CHILDREN, a girl and a boy, play inside a house crammed with the technological clutter of the twentieth century. Tangles of electric cable form a synthetic underbrush, while cathode-ray monitors perch here and there, transmitting… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2012 [TOC]

George Kuchar

PASSAGES

February 2012

LAST SUMMER, when it became clear that cancer would inevitably take his life, George Kuchar entered a hospice in San Francisco. He brought his video equipment with him, shooting and editing footage inside what would serve as his final residence.… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2012 [TOC]

Ed Halter

Film: Best of 2011

December 2011

1 Inkblot films (Luther Price) Produced by scraping the emulsion from old footage, recutting it, and coloring it with inks and Sharpies, Price’s 16-mm and Super 8 inkblot films—a selection of which he screened in person in Milwaukee and … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2011 [TOC]

The Practice of Everyday Life

Ed Halter on Kevin Jerome Everson

April 2011

KEVIN JEROME EVERSON’S two-minute film Something Else (2007) begins with a bit of worn color 16 mm—evidently shot for a local television-news station, perhaps sometime around 1970—depicting an interview with Miss Black Roanoke, Virginia,… READ ON

FILM

Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki discusses his latest films

February 2011

Through March 3, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow is presenting an exhibition devoted to the work of filmmaker Harun Farocki. The show includes workshops, seminars, screenings, discussions, and three of Farocki’s two-channel … READ ON

500 WORDS