Favorite films

  • Figure Minus Fact
  • An Aviation Field
  • The Farnsworth Scores
  • special dark glass somewhere

Recent activity

  • Zone immigrée

  • They Killed Kader

  • Kindertotenlieder

  • Threnody for The Death of a Horse

Recent reviews

  • Scale Lente

    Scale Lente

    WARSHADFILM is a Milan-based duo composed of Tiziano Doria and Samira Guadagnuolo, who also run the Làbbash film lab. One of WARSHADFILM’s frequent practices consists in juxtaposing found footage sequences with original text compositions. Made in 2019, Scale Lente (Slow Stairs) pairs a hypnotic shot-counter-shot of two women (one of which is endlessly descending a flight of stairs) with the following poem: savvy as a feather, I run away from nothingness, I dismantle the beginning and redo the end. I breathe white air, eyes open, under the black earth.

  • La Señal Cósmica

    La Señal Cósmica

    Leandro Varela’s body of work is rooted in hand-drawn animation and incorporates traditional cameraless filmmaking practices. The result is a cinema made of minimal gestures and radical length choices (most of his films run under a minute). A conceptual piece with a slight hint of sci-fi, La Señal Cósmica (The Cosmic Signal) shows a series of messages encoded on film by puncturing and scratching the emulsion.

Popular reviews

  • O Arrais do Mar

    O Arrais do Mar

    Night-time, for Elisa Celda, isn't just an expressive device. The night walk of Lenda Negra (2016), the minimalistic Viewer and viewed (2018) and the crepuscular dialogue of Esfinge (2018) prove that her artistic practice is rooted in the act of filming the night as much as it is rooted in collaborative work. O arrais do mar is Celda's most nocturnal film to date, a hypnotic piece where she portrays two events in Costa da Caparica (Portugal): people cruising for sex…

  • Tobacco Barns Light Studies

    Tobacco Barns Light Studies

    Short and silent documentary film, presented in an almost lavender-toned black and white; a study of the abstraction created by the light passing through the barns’ cracks.