Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant is one of the scholars working in the area of video essays and videographic criticism I most admire. Her work ranges from fan videos to explorations of form, the transnational, queering, interventions into theory, materialising criticism and artistic self-expression. I very much wanted to talk to her about her work and the result... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Dolores Tierney

Emilio Fernández and Roberto Gavaldón are two of the great directors of Mexican Cinema´s Golden Age. Dolores Tierney is an internationally renown film scholar who has written an important book on the work of Fernández, Emilio Fernández: Pictures in the Margins, and who has also written extensively on Gaváldon. If Fernández´films are already well known,... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Martha Shearer on ‘New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets’.

I so loved reading Marthat Shearer´s New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets that I wanted to talk to its author to find out some more about it whilst hopefully also drawing attention to the work. The result is the podcast below: https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/in-conversation-with-martha-shearer-on-new-york-city-and-the-hollywood-musical In the podcast Martha and I talk about the origins... Continue Reading →

Joaquín Aras

Joaquín Aras is an artist and filmmaker from Buenos Aires. His work is on show alongside that of María Agustina Fernández Raggio and Paula Monzillo at the What It Became Is Not What It Is Now exhibition curated by Louise Hobson and currently on show at Grand Union until the 9th of November. Aras also screened Snuff 1976 at... Continue Reading →

David Greven at Under Capricorn+ 70

https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/david-greven-mixdown A conversation with David Greven, distinguished Hitchcock scholar, author of Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex and Queer Theory, Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and many other books (see images below) which took place at the Under Capricorn +70 Conference at King´s College, London. We talk of Hitchcock as a queer filmmaker, how his... Continue Reading →

Richard Dyer at Flatpack

A conversation with Richard Dyer to mark the 50th anniversary of his move to Birmingham, where he lived for most of his adult life and where he produced much of his celebrated work. Many thanks to Ian Francis and Flatpack for their foresight in marking the occasion. I too had the foresight to ask whether... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Salma Zulfiqar

      Salma Zulfiqar is an artist who has worked on women's rights, human rights and humanitarian issues around the world - with decades of experience working for the United Nations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She´s been Birmingham-based for the last few years and I´ve been admiring the projects she´s been... Continue Reading →

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