From our archives we are happy to present four major recordings of acclaimed film-maker Thom Andersen introducing his films and discussing his career. Thom was a guest of the 1st Essay FIlm Festival held in 2015 and in these recordings he is in conversation with Kodwo Eshun of the Otolith Group and Michael Witt.
EFF 2015: The Thoughts That Once We Had – Thom Andersen Introduction (March 25th, 2015): https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-the-thoughts-that-once-we-had-thom-andersen-introduction
EFF 2015: The Thoughts That Once We Had – Q & A Thom Andersen and Michael Witt (March 25th, 2015): https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-the-thoughts-that-once-we-had-q-a-thom-andersen-and-michael-witt
EFF 2015: Thom Andersen Shorts – Introduction (March 28th, 2015): https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-thom-andersen-shorts-thom-andersen-introduction
EFF 2015: Thom Andersen Shorts – Q & A Thom Andersen + Kodwo Eshun (March 28th, 2015): https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-thom-andersen-shorts-q-a-thom-andersen-kodwo-eshun
Event Description: For this event, artist Andy Holden presented his short film Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape (2016), in which he explores the rules behind the universe of Looney Tunes and Silly Symphonies. A cartoon avatar of Holden guides his audience through a compilation of clips, ranging from animation to news reels, where he reveals ten rules that govern the interactions and movements of cartoon characters, and encourages viewers to question the forces underpinning our own society. Continue reading “Vasari Centre & BIMI Digital Animation Series: Andy Holden”
This recording comes from a conversation between frequent collaborators Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López moderated by video essayist Catherine Grant, reflecting on the audiovisual essay.
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This recording comes from a conversation between Jem Cohen and Kieron Corless following a screening of Lost Book Found (Jem Cohen, 1996, USA). Continue reading “Jem Cohen at the 2015 Essay Film Festival”
This recording has come from the following event: ‘Why the Essay Film now?’
Continue reading “Christa Blumlinger at the 2015 Essay Film Festival”