A new music video from Bonobo features a terrified Gemma Arterton stumbling around a London suburb as a sequence of supernatural visions appear before her. In an exclusive interview, BJP sat down with the director, Bison, to discuss a promo that utilises a variety of glitchy video loops to devastating effect.
Emerging Chinese artist Cheng Ran is gaining his first US solo exhibition at New York’s The New Museum, the culmination of his three-month residency at the Museum, part of a new partnership with China’s K11 Art Foundation.
Anywhen, a new AV installation by French photographer and artist Philippe Parreno, will transform Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall this October, “guiding the public through constantly changing stages of light, sound and moving elements.”
How do you find meaning amidst chaos? Mythologies have always given shape to the world around us, weaving stories to make sense of natural forces, potential futures and other mysterious phenomena. The parallel between the myths and rites of the past, and the alternative belief systems of today’s postdigital age, are explored in POSTmatter’s newly relaunched online format, which will see the digital platform publish two issues per year, developing custom interactive and moving image pieces that put a new spin on the traditional. Separate to each issue, the magazine will also publish original written and visual pieces on varied topics throughout the year. With a primary focus on contemporary art, POSTmatter is the trailblazing force setting out to challenge the outdated separation between online and print, looking at how emerging and established artists alike are being influenced by new technologies, and how they in turn are changing the ways in which we engage with these tools. “I began to wonder why it seemed to be the rule that a magazine’s print output was the …
A new original documentary miniseries, Conflict, explores how some of the world’s most renowned conflict photographers handle the extreme pressures of bringing war into our living rooms.
Completed in early 2016, Sam Roden’s and Nick Hartanto’s TRAVELER, offers an intimate view of the photographic processes of Nicholas Syracuse.
British Journal of Photography is screening a day of films today (Friday 20 May) at the Photo London art fair at Somerset House. One of highlights of the programme is a free screening of James Crump’s acclaimed documentary, Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2015), just released in the UK. The 72-minute film tells the story of how, in the late 1960s, a cadre of emerging New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of art. They were looking for a larger canvas to work on. Troublemakers mines previously unseen photographs to resurrect the lives of artists who made earthworks, rather than artworks, and whose creations still exist – on a monumental scale – in the desolate deserts of the American southwest. “In doing so, they thought they were going to end galleries,” says director James Crump, whose film explores how, in making works that can never be possessed as an object in a gallery, such artists stood in direct contrast to the emerging, hyper-speculative contemporary art world of the day, and, evermore so, the …