Archive for the 'Film' Category

John Akomfrah

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Sounds of the Future

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Erkki Kurenniemi Computer Music 19?? Erkki Kurenniemi Electronics in the World of Tomorrow 1968 These days I’m more solder and flux than diamonds and wax, if you know what I mean. This one’s for Gutta because I think he’ll like it.  Last winter I was supposed to release some of my early electronics-and-tape experiments on […]

JG Ballard tributes

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Illuminated Man For those who didn’t catch it, ‘Deeptime’ is a nod to JG Ballard’s first neuronic odyssey, The Drowned World. And the last ten minutes of my 2007 Blogariddims mix was also a partial tribute to the book, meant to work as a soundtrack to its closing lines.  Ballard died of prostate cancer in […]

Troglodytes of the Urban Imagination

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Colonies gone native in the infrastructure, perennial fixation of the urban industrial psyche. … “The southern end of the tunnel is flooded, an invitation to a refreshing swim. For a moment it seems that others have already followed this invitation and are now splashing around a deep pit in the tunnel’s middle, their muted laughter […]


Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Disconnected: In more ways than one. I’m moving this week and likely won’t have much access to the internet for several days. So no posts and patchier than usual email response. Monu: It’s not new but I recently discovered a copy of Monu at the local newsagent. Monu simply stands for Magazine on Urbanism. It’s […]


Thursday, May 24th, 2007

My other half had a birthday earlier this month which gave me an excuse to splurge on this gorgeously bound retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective. Published by FACT and Liverpool University Press, and edited by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar of the Otolith Group, The Ghosts of Songs collects more than 20 essays, […]

Art torrents

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Thanks to Infinite Thought for hinting towards a world of bandwidth destruction that I’d only dreamed of before. It seems that there’s new(ish) web of bit torrent trackers dedicated to disseminating out of print, lost and otherwise impossible to find films. It’s as though all of those VHS and Beta tapes previously tucked away in […]

Descent into deep time

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

The new squirrels? (photo by ldpix) Vancouver after a 14m rise in sea levels. Flood maps by Alex Tingle (via WOEBOT). Erotics of annihilation. Diesel ‘Global Warming Ready’ ad campaign. * * * Children of Men Finally managed to see Children of Men this past week, a full month after its North American release. It […]