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MATTHEW AKERS with Joseph Klarl

Before the U.S. premiere of his documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, Joseph Klarl spoke with director Matthew Akers about the challenge of bringing filmmaking and performance art together.

AFTEREFFECTS: Mapping the experimental ethnography of Juan Downey in The Invisible Architect

Chilean-born artist Juan Downey (1940 – 1993) is best known as a pioneer videomaker who persistently pushed the boundaries between ethnography, autobiography, and media arts, immersing himself in a quest to explore issues of identity in the Americas and in Western culture, and bridging indigenous worldviews with cutting-edge, experimental communication technologies.

Two Reviews

Jane Arden was a successful actress, playwright and director who, in the late ’60s, became an ardent feminist and devotee of the anti-psychiatry movement.


Jacqueline Goss’s new film The Observers (2011) follows two climatologists through their daily routine of recording weather patterns at the top of Mount Washington.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2012

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