My Own Private Berlinale – 2014 Part 1

     |    Wednesday February 19th, 2014

By Andrew Horn Every year I tend to confront the Berlinale with a sense of chaos. There is just so much to see I experience a certain sense of being overwhelmed and often I start each day at the ticket counter in a sense of panic trying to sort out on the spot what I 

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R.I.P. Bob Casale, DEVO guitarist and keyboardist

     |    Wednesday February 19th, 2014

Sad news: DEVO’s guitarist and keyboard player Bob Casale has passed away at age 61. DEVO was a band that captured Tapehead’s imagination at an early age. Founded in the anger and desperation ensuing from the National Guard massacre (sorry, can’t find a less loaded word) of Vietnam war protesters on the campus of Kent 

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Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

     |    Friday February 14th, 2014

For almost forty years, Marina Abramović has used her body as a medium of expression, testing her own physical and physiological limits, flowing between fiction and reality. She is known for taking the idea of artistic performance to the edge; using nudity and self-flagellation as some of her strategies on scene. After a whole life 

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PUTTY HILL: Guerrilla Film-making

     |    Thursday February 6th, 2014

Four years ago, director Matt Porterfield presented his film PUTTY HILL at the 60th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). His film was shown in the Forum section, for riskier festival formats ranging from innovative feature films to unconventional video installations. The Forum is where you are most likely to find cinema mingling 

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BANARAS ME: When words fall short

     |    Thursday January 30th, 2014

Art was invented because sometimes words are not enough. Art has the capacity of expressing great things, things that if we tried to express through words we would reduce their original beauty in a tremendous way. Nevertheless, in the audiovisual field there are many filmmakers who prefer to over-decorate their sequences with cinematographic ornaments like 

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