Browsing Category: documentary

  • Gillian Wearing, Self Made (2010)

    Compared with art, film has a closer relation with truth. It was a spirit of scientific inquiry which drove the first experiments in taking a rapid succession of still photographs. Perhaps the best known pioneer of moving image is Eadweard Muybridge, whose work can now be seen at Tate Britain. Around 1878, by using multiple …

    October 16, 2010
  • Phil Collins, marxism today (prologue) (2010)

    marxism today (prologue) is unelaborate art. If it was on TV you would think it a more or less ordinary documentary, with just one or two creative flourishes. Once, the voice of a presenter from East German TV is faded down and music is faded over the top. The track is a bittersweet instrumental in …

    October 7, 2010