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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.

NARRATIVES OF ISOLATION: JACQUELINE GOSS with Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa

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.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2012

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