JAMES HANSEN is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art Department at Ohio State University. He is currently completing his dissertation on the incorporation of domestic technologies in contemporary moving-image art.
In Lydia Davis’s most recent collection Can’t and Won’t, there is a one-sentence story entitled “Bloomington” that kept returning to my mind as I watched the diverse slate of works from CROSSROADS 2016, San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual festival dedicated to artist-made film and video.
The latest edition of San Francisco Cinematheques Crossroads Film Festival boasted an eclectic lineup of artist-made film and video that, at its best, pushed together the outer limits of narrative logic, experimental abstraction, and documentary record.