May 29th at Sara Meltzer Gallery will be screening a selection of new video works by Irish artists that Nicky Gogan and I curated. The artists include Dennis McNulty, Anne Maree Barry, Niamh Murphy, Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, Garrett Phelan, Patrick Jolley, Anita Delaney, and Vivienne Dick.  The screening will be for one night only. More info soon.



In Toronto all this past week for the Hot Docs festival where we had the North American premiere of 'Seaview'. It's been a wonderful week - we had great screenings and got to see a huge amount of really interesting work. A total mix of styles. I'll put up a list of some top picks soon. Here's a quick interview outside the Royal Theatre on Monday.


Tomu Uchida at BAM - The Mad Fox

BAM are ruing a series of films by Tomu Uchida at the moment - a Japanese director I knew nothing about before - save for a chat I had with Tim Blue last year about 'The Mad Fox', a film he'd seen at the Forum a few years back. It played yesterday and from the opening credits just totally captivated me. The film starts as what appears as a beautifully costumed struggle for power story, but about a third of the way in suddenly explodes into this totally unexpected theatrical wonder of all yellow feather dressed rotating stages, collapsing sets, flying flame spirits, foxes as humans and foxes in ceramic masks. All in this slightly hazy slightly soft rich 1960's colour. 

The full list of films screening in the programme is here on the BAM website.


Second Spring

A year of writing this blog now allows it to become a Brooklyn gardener's record of sorts - occasional comparisons of dates and flowering times on Sharon street.


Muhheakantuck - two views

Seat view from Sunday night last.
Matthew Buckingham's film MUHHEAKANTUCK - EVERYTHING HAS A NAME screened on a water taxi navigating the Hudson river. It was amazing. Read about it here on the Creative Time website.

Matthew Buckingham is also showing two new works—the film installation False Future and the video installation Everything I Need—at Murray Guy Gallery, until April 12.

Miniature in black and white

Anthony McCall - 1972
Via iphone at MOMA


Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung at Postmasters

My friend Kenneth has a new show opening at Postmasters this weekend. It runs April 5th - May 10th. It's sure to be dynamite!

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