The Frozen Time Of Alain Robbe-Grillet

It was a rather surreal feeling to find that, whilst watching this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in a flat in France, the work of writer and filmmaker, Alain Robbe-Grillet, continually kept coming to mind.  At first I failed to understand what exactly it was that was bringing his typical visual and narrative ploy of human beings frozen, in front of my mind’s eye.  I soon … Continue reading The Frozen Time Of Alain Robbe-Grillet

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.