Category Archives: Film

Benjamin on Allegory

“Once the object has beneath the brooding look of Melancholy become allegorical, once life has flowed out of it, the object itself remains behind, dead, yet preserved for all eternity; it lies before the allegorist, given over to him utterly,… Continue reading

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Chaban on the Documentary Image.

“The screen as a representational space offers a constant interplay between different modes of appearance which present themselves conventionally as ontological antinomies: reality and illusion, realism and fantasy, story and non- story, staged and unstaged, etc. It was probably inevitable… Continue reading

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Fischer on Art

“If we are to regard the recognition of an objectively given reality as the nature of realism in art, we must not reduce that reality to a purely exterior world existing independently from our consciousness. What exists independently from our… Continue reading

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One off: John Smith’s “The Girl With Chewing Gum”, 1976

                  John Smith, The Girl With Chewing Gum, 1976.

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An Island, by Vincent Moon & Efterklang

Simply beautiful vivid creativity from film-maker Vincent Moon and the Danish group Efterklang. This is a teaser trailer to a film entitled “An Island” they’ve made together in which a song from Efterklang’s album “Magic Chairs” is featured. The rubric reads:… Continue reading

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