Ed Halter

IN SEARCH OF: THE ART OF GUTHRIE LONERGAN

November 2014

WAY, WAY BACK, in the near-Pleistocene, pre-iPhone year of 2005, GUTHRIE LONERGAN was playing around. The programmer and artist was taking the Internet’s presets and plug-ins and stock images—caches of photos, video, and code that were … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Ryan Trecartin

September 2014

Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Ellen Blumenstein In keeping with his pointedly twenty-first-century fixation on how networked technologies have reshaped consciousness into something at once hyperactive and attenuated, Ryan Trecartin has … READ ON

PREVIEWS

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

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“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]