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Photography: Vladimir Longauer

Lost in the photography of Vladimir Longauer, an Irish photographer capturing quiet scenes in medium and large-format film.

Weekend Links #34

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed over the last week:
1. Receiving tickets to see The Avett Brothers at Paradiso thanks to a dear colleague (pictured above via)
2. Watching Jack Goes Boating at the open air film festival Pluk de Nacht
3. Reading an interesting interpretation of a book I recently re-read,  Seeing Catch-22 Twice
4. Contemplating the dangers of fast fashion again while reading The Tyranny of Trends (via @tout_moi)
5. Enjoying Rachel’s stories of short fiction on Elephantine
6. Viewing Don McCullin’s lost negatives of the Berlin Wall

move

For those travelers always itching for the next adventure, a short video about movement across 11 countries (via MB)

Weekend Links #33

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed over the last week:
1. Discovering the work of Dutch landscape photographer Misha de Ridder
2. Reading through acts of kindness on the London underground (via somethingchanged)
3. Viewing L’Artisan by Kim, a project for the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (embedded below)
4. Updating my ‘to watch’ list with plenty from this list of free online films
5. Celebrating the launch of the new website with colleagues at the fantastic, new-to-me restaurant Braque

 

Weekend Links #32

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed over the last week:
1. Watching the beautiful dance performance in Vanitas directed by Barnaby Roper (pictured above)
2. Listening to a new tune from Blitzen Trapper (via Micha)
3. Reading international praise for Amsterdam Noord
4. Watching a time lapse of The New York Times front page for almost a year (via TOM)
5. Seeing the trailer for One Day on Earth, a film project capturing the human experience on our planet in all its diversity (embedded below)
6. Adding to my list of where to go and what to eat in my upcoming trip to Istanbul

the move

The Move, a short film inspired by Amsterdam-style moving, illustrated with paper by artist Mandy Smith.

Weekend Links #19

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Browsing through the book Wild Animals (Wilde Dieren) by Dutch illustrator Rop van Mierlo (image and video below, via anothersomething)
2. Discovering The Makers, a photo project by Jennifer Causey with beautiful stories about people in Brooklyn who make things happen (Morris Kitchen pictured above, via frolic)
3. Browsing the Monkey See list of the all the films based on books coming out in 2011
4. Revisiting an old NYTimes article Why We Read
5. Although well into the year of the rabbit, enjoying this cute animation
6. Scouting out cinema notes at Smart Project Space
7. Walking through a sunny city and playing taste tester to Chef Marcus

postcard from bali

Captivating video of Bali, Indonesia made by Stephan Kot with music by Helios (via wearethedigitalkids).

Weekend Links #18

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed LAST week:
1. Dreaming of a summer holiday in Fethiye in the Turkish Riviera (pictured above)
2. Browsing the collection of photos from New York Fashion Week on The Big Picture
3. Listening to Joan as Police Woman live (finally!) at Paradiso
4. Looking at how others enjoy my favorite moment of the day with this fantastic blog (pictured below, via @kfar53)
5. Watching the Vice Guide to Narco Cinema, the Mexican film genre that has exploded in popularity. Crazy.

Weekend Links #7

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Reading this article on women wanting to look nice while riding a bicycle (via amsterdamized, above image)
2. Meeting Amy and Micha Merrick on the trip to Amsterdam and introducing them to two favorites: stroopwafels and koffie verkeerd
3. Seeing this short film from London online

Les Films Français

Half inspired by my upcoming trip to Paris and half by a lovely blog post about foreign films by & everything nice, I have been on a French film kick the past few weeks. Most recently I watched Le voyage du ballon rouge / The flight of the red balloon (directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou, above image). Inspired by the 1956 film by Albert Lamorisse, this film is a mix of quiet and chaos, a beautifully filmed moment of life.

Other films include Un long dimanche de fiançailles / A very long engagement (directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet starring Audrey Tautou, first image below), Un prophète / The prophet (directed by Jacques Audiard, second image below) and Mouchette (directed by Robert Bresson, third image below). What are some of your favorite French films?

Cinema Tells Its Truth

Inspired by the work of French philosopher Jacques Rancière, a film and philosophy series at SMART Project Space in Amsterdam will trace the history of modern cinema by analyzing how film depicts its own truth.

The program includes ten films discussed by Rancière in his book La Fable cinématographique (Film Fables). The opening film, Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967) will be introduced by Rancière. Also playing are Tartuffe (F.W. Munau, 1926), M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (Fritz Lang, 1931), La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) and Roma, città aperta (1945). The full program can be viewed here. The series runs from 22 September – 7 November.

Out In the Open

The annual open air film festival Pluk de Nacht begins today – seize the night! On screen will be a selection of international films that didn’t quite make it to the mainstream, kicked off by short films as the sun goes down. The atmosphere is wonderful with campfires, beach chairs, music and blankets to stay cozy. Rain or shine, I’ll be there on Friday for Bibliothèque Pascal, a Hungarian film by Szabolcs Hajdu.

Art in Motion Film Festival

Since February, the Goethe Institut Amsterdam and Smart Project Space have been presenting an on-going film series exploring the multifaceted history of experimental filmmaking in Germany from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day. Art in Motion concludes with a three-day festival starting today.

But I used to be so sweet

Hair, hair. Everywhere. (via unicornology)

Captured

Over the weekend I watched this documentary about the artist Clayton Patterson, self-appointed visual historian of the Lower East Side subculture since the early 1980s. He started documenting daily life through photography and picked up video in 1986 when the handheld camcorder came onto the scene.

“Realizing the unlimited potential of video he quickly rode a new wave into a world of politics and activism, employing documentation as a tool to combat corrupt authority, corporate takeover, and eventually gentrification.”

- Rebel with a Lens in The Brooklyn Rail

He amassed over 100,000 photographs and over 10,000 hours of video, mostly famously his footage of the police brutality in the Tompkins Square Park riots. In a New York Times multimedia feature, Patterson describes some of his photos and the now-gone scene.

Art in Motion

Smart Project Space has teamed up with Goethe Institut Amsterdam for a film series dedicated to German experimental film.

3 March
Bauhaus
Bauhaus films experimented with color, shapes and music and were the result of a creative dialogue between the influential art movement and the new medium represented by cinema. Works by Werner Graeff, Heinrich Brocksieper, Kurt Kranz, Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter and Kurt Schwerdtfeger.

17 March
Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City) & Melodie der Welt (Melody of the World)
Two films by Walter Ruttman, pioneer of modern multimedia art.

31 March
Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday)
A semi-documentary film by Robert Siodmak aims to experiment and thrive off of momentary improvisation.

German Film Fest

From 2-4 February, there will be a German film festival at De Haagse Hogeschool. Films include Solino, Unsere Hütte, Losers and Winners, RUHR.2010, and Schimanski.

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A film by Job and Roel Wouters, showing their rainbow gun in action. The music by Yvo Sprey & Friends, in which Job and Roel also contribute, is also worth some attention.

L’auteurs: Recyclage de la Luxe

Seven days, seven classic French films shown for free in the online film festival Recyclage de la Luxe, sponsored by Stella Artois. Access the films via The Auteurs with a UK IP address. The festival kicked off yesterday with Lola (Jacques Demy, 1961) and continues with The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959), Jules et Jim (François Truffaut, 1962), Masculin Féminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966), Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962), La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962), and Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959).