Category: experimental

Easy Pieces

(Yvonne Rainer, from Five Easy Pieces, 1966) When students criticize an experimental film (said Laska), one of the first things you tend to hear is “I could do that!” – and the tone of this remark is the most interesting part. It’s usually delivered angrily, like, why is this movie supposed to be a big deal when clearly I could…

Media Manifesto

A camera does not see how an eye sees, and when an image seems to move, it is not actually moving as a thing moves – a “moving image” is always a series of still frames separated either by blackness or merged by algorithmic compression. Since the moving image is┬ácaptured by an instrument that gathers light and motion fundamentally differently…