The Funambulist

La Commune (de Paris, 1871) by Peter Watkins (see also an old article about Punishment Park) filmed in 1999 is the absolute reference for the NY Commune project as it addresses...

Following the narrative I created around the question of the New York Commune as an interesting scenario to investigate what would be a contemporary equivalent of the 1871 Paris Commune, I...

When I first watched Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer about four years ago, I wrote an article about it that would have deserved a deeper analysis. That is why I decided to...

District B13 Ultimatum, directed by Patrick Alessandrin (2009) After a photographic and an historical interpretation of what I called for this series’ purposes, Fortress Paris, this third part introduces its cinematographic...

all images are screenshots from Romain Gravas’ fim: Jay Z & Kanye West “No church in the wild” (2012) The new videoclip of Jay Z and Kanye West, No Church in...

También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) (2010) by Icíar Bollaín I think that for many of us the choice of being a leftist versus a rightist does not cause many existential...

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Hugo by Martin Scorsese (2011) Today’s guest writer essay, written by Ryan Pierson explores the visual relationships between Georges Méliès‘ pioneer cinema in the beginning of the 20th century with its...

Still from the film Fahrenheit 451 by Francois Truffaut I resume my short literary series of references texts whose object within the narrative (and therefore within the book) is precisely the...

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam by Carl Boese & Paul Wegener (1920) A short article today, in order to link four narratives (coming from science fiction or not)...

Teaser poster for Michel Gondry’s upcoming adaptation of Ubik (Heath Killen) In an obsessive sense of categorization, one might divide science fiction in few types. The machinist fascination would be tutored...

L’Origine by Marc-Antoine Mathieu (Delcourt, 1991) This article is the first one of a short series I will do about the worlds dramatized by science fiction which gives me the opportunity...

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“audiocassette“ cover for i-phone 4 I am always happy to have non-architects participating to this guest writers series (see the essays by Lucy Finchett-Maddock, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Raja Shehadeh) and that...

Factory Fifteen (see previous post) just released their new film that they shot during Liam Young and Kate Davies’ Unknown Fields 2011 in Chernobyl (Ukraine) and Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Gamma is a...

I recently posted a note about the Béla Tarr retrospective that the Lincoln Center organized in New York. This occasion gave me the opportunity to add to Damnation and the Harmonies...

The Turin Horse (2011) The Lincoln Center Film Society in New York starts today a retrospective of the films created and directed by Béla Tarr (see previous article about Werckmeister Harmonies)...

SIWARD: What wood is this before us? MENTEITH: The wood of Birnam. MALCOLM: Let every soldier hew him down a bough And bear’t before him: thereby shall we shadow The numbers...

The magnificent movie Der Himmel Uber Berlin (strangely translated into Wings of Desire) released by Wim Wenders in 1987 is an ode to our humanity via the testimony of the weight...

It has been said many times that the most beautiful ballets are the ones that makes us forget the weight of the dancers’ bodies. With Pina Bausch, on the contrary, dance...

Still from Jarhead by Sam Mendes (2005) Oil is a fascinating geological product that contains in itself thousands of years old fossils and sediments and which drives explicitly or implicitly the...

I re-watched Gaspard Noé’s Enter the Void yesterday and thought that I should try to write about it as this film has been intriguing and fascinating many people including myself. The...

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