This is the Andrei Tarkovsky production of the famous Pushkin/Mussorgsky opera, performed in 1990 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
[To avoid some confusion: Tarkovsky, who died in 1986, was the director of the opera production, not the man behind the camera for this performance. The original production was staged 1983 in London. Amazon lists both Tarkovsky and Gergiev as directors, IMDB lists Humphrey Burton.] Continue reading
After 500 years Bosch’s paintings still shock and fascinate us. Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary.
Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable new film from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN directed by David Bickerstaff. Continue reading
Peter Gidal’s second Coda continues with William Burroughs voice, reading three lines of a 1971 story by Gidal. A slightly more abrupt cut in Burrough’s reading of the text accompanies the flickering of light upon 16mm film. – Stela Jelincic Continue reading
Peter Gidal’s structuralist short CODA I is composed of three lines of a thousand-word story he wrote (as read by William Bouroughs in a cutup tape collage) amidst an ultra-abstract play-of-light through a camera. Gidal describes his “socalled” imagery as “a complex of barely visible cuts in space and time, the opposite of erasure, but nothing so much as visible.” – Stela Jelincic Continue reading
Strange Beasts” is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. Continue reading
Two pretty girls come of age and a painter has an unusual commission. In a repressive climate sexual exploration repression and liberation are and represented. Continue reading
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius’ at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world. With his fascinating life revealed plus the details and stories within his works seen like never before, don’t miss this cinematic exploration of a great creative genius. Continue reading