Foucault’s Heterotopia And The Dim Little Island (1948) – Humphrey Jennings.

Propaganda has morphed today and is now constant and lurking.  It has performed the most astonishing vanishing act and become acknowledged as fact.  The conglomeration of aesthetic impulses known predominantly as “the media” seems to have taken over its role as information and leaned its ideologies through a process of diffusion into the very being of what is purporting to being a vaguely truthful recreation … Continue reading Foucault’s Heterotopia And The Dim Little Island (1948) – Humphrey Jennings.

American Interior (2014) – Gruff Rhys and Dylan Goch.

Travelogues and musicians have a natural affiliation; for the latter’s art, travelling will always be a prerogative with touring being an essential part of their creative psyche in order to perform and promote their music.  This is not, however, the main link between the subject of Dylan Goch’s American Interior (2014) and its presenter, Gruff Rhys.  Rhys is the frontman of the Welsh band, Super … Continue reading American Interior (2014) – Gruff Rhys and Dylan Goch.

Great British Documentaries

“In documentary we deal with the actual, and in one sense with the real. But the really real, if I may use that phrase, is something deeper than that. The only reality which counts in the end is the interpretation which is profound.” – John Grierson. With Sight & Sound’s recent poll for best documentaries (September 2014), I wanted to explore some of the British … Continue reading Great British Documentaries

An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picket (2013) – Danis Tanovic.

Communities that live on the fringes of modern society have always had a particular interest to a certain breed of filmmakers.  Ken Loach focuses on some aspects of this in his work while Pier Paolo Pasolini positively insists on involving isolated and under-represented groups of people, whether within his narratives or in the production of the films themselves.  Even last year’s Sight & Sound best … Continue reading An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picket (2013) – Danis Tanovic.