Around 1970’s in Moscow, Andrei Tarkovsky was asked the question about an interest in creating abstract films. His response was there can be no such thing. Cinema’s most intrinsic function is to operate a camera that opens a shutter, begins rolling film, and recording the action set in front of the lens. Nothing more. Tarkovsky settled for this notion, nothing more. Well Tarkovsky, the 21st … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)
I was pondering a term to explicate the style of the existing cinema culture. Hence, whenever the term ‘Post-‘ is applied in art, music and film it usually refers to ‘after‘ or ‘in between periods.’ I am certain theorists – in this paradigm – are churning the preverbial engine to get their scholarly journals, books, and symposium in circulation to render a clear definition of … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema, a Movement, Genre or Neo-Paradigm?
H.A.K.M. the song is a drone piece developed during my nomadic state of creativity and construction of H.A.K.M. project. We have two short films from La Blogotheque with 9 year span circumventing the late 2000’s- late 2010’s. First Miho Hatori in 2009 (right before the beginning of the 2010’s) and Sudan Archives in 2018 (close to the end of the 2010’s). Both filmmakers techniques are … Continue reading Miho Hatori & Sudan Archives: La Blogotheque with a twist of feminine wilds in diversity.
Petites Planetes is showing a live film event online March 7th. The film is title, “When We Are Born.” It features the work of Vincent Moon and Olafur Arnalds. It’s a 23-minute long film done in one shot. This is Vincent Moon style cinematography that he has crafted for over 15 years. I know his style very well for I have viewed only a hand … Continue reading Petites Planetes: When We Are Born
She is so soft, so tender and so vibrant I was surprised to see Vincent Moon back in action so soon. I guess he has a message for COVID-19: va te faire foutre!! This film is the best artist tonic to relax our COVID-19 blues. These two clips are based on Indonesian musicians. What better place to film one these musicians than from the majestic … Continue reading Camera, Sound & Travel: Indonesia Is Calling!
I ask myself: are we seeking peace or are we seeking comfort in the idea? Procrasnation rears an ugly taste to the sense of eludication. Continue reading Camera, Sound, And Travel….Femi Kuti rocking a rooftop in Paris with screams for amity!
“In the pre-scientific conception of the body of the late classical and medieval periods, the body is seen as both open to and in complex interchange with manifold external influences, agencies, and energies, natural, divine, and demonic.” – Steven Connor After watching the video for the first time, I kept thinking of the many experimental noise/drone artist like Masonna, Hanatarash, Sunn 0))), Charmaine Lee, and … Continue reading The Sound…….The Eternal #2: Australia’s Queen of Experimental Music
What’s that source in sound? Where’s this priori that ignites our passion to create? What’s that attraction to allow one’s mind, body and spirit to venture without distraction? Sound, space and the human body are all connected to a spectrum beyond comprehension; furthermore, it has led myself to create my own experimental noise music project called HAKM. The film clip above was done around 2011. … Continue reading The Sound…..the Eternal: Singapore’s Transgender Nomadic Noise Pixie