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Timothy Nordhoff - No Place

Timothy Nordhoff – No Place

My current photographic subjects often relate back to British traditions, culture or industry. Working with a 4×5 camera and traditional negative film I often try to express subtleness in my work, often keeping the image muted drawing on the simplistic qualities within the scene, allowing the photograph to attempt to...
Review: T.M. Wolf - Sound

Review: T.M. Wolf – Sound

T. M. Wolf’s debut novel, Sound, is a book, a film and a swirly, scratching record all in one. Writen by a young New Jerseyite, the ‘experimental’ novel is a story about everything that you don’t say, all with dialogue, thoughts, memories, ideas and background sounds set out like musical...
Review: Lower Dens at Hoxton Bar & Grill

Review: Lower Dens at Hoxton Bar & Grill

Illuminated by a moving projection of something akin to a fuzzy 80s tv screen, Lower Dens opened up last Thursday’s show with hypnotic aplomb, blasting the intimate Hoxton venue with an extended introduction of delightfully menacing and mournfully tremulous guitars. It is these kind of atmospheric, mesmerising, slow-build introductions that...
London: The Modern Babylon - review

London: The Modern Babylon – review

‘Which is the greatest city in Europe?’ ‘Without doubt the capital of my country, London’ ‘What a city! Why ‘tis Babylon! How rich the most honoured man must be there!… And Paris; who is the richest man in Paris? ‘The brother, I believe, of the richest man in London’ Benjamin...
Review: Nostalgia For The Light

Review: Nostalgia For The Light

Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán has built his reputation on the strength of a number of political documentaries about his native Chile. Two manifest cases in point are his tripartite masterpiece, The Battle of Chile (1975-79) and Salvador Allende (2004), both of which recount the fall of the Marxist Allende government...
Review: MM1: De-Construct / Re-Construct / We-Construct

Review: MM1: De-Construct / Re-Construct / We-Construct

MM1: De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct is the first of two exhibitions by Israeli curators Sharon Toval and Nimrod Vardi which consider communication, the creative process and how where we come from defines how we relate to the world. In a spirit of experimentation, Toval and Vardi paired British artists Daniel Bourke, Cos Ahmet...
Review: Still Corners at Dalston Roof Park

Review: Still Corners at Dalston Roof Park

On Monday night, against a vertiginous and rain-soaked city-scape, London-based Still Corners played a show in support of their 2011 album, Creatures of the Hour. Signed to Subpop, their music is best described as dream-pop; though this is not to say their sound is not without depth. Jarring guitars, cinematic...
Review: Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

Review: Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

Marina Abramović’s art is undoubtedly compelling and innovative, yet it does not always touch or move me. However, this film, and its depiction of the artist, moved me utterly. The HBO production, Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present centres on a retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern...
Turkish cinema: another time, another world

Turkish cinema: another time, another world

The themes of Reha Erdem’s Kosmos will be much recognisable to devotees of the transcendentalist-spiritual sector of world cinema, yet it is perhaps more interesting for granting us another timely cinematic look at Turkey, for a film-clientele newly enamoured with the regional visions of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. From a non-native...