A week from now, both Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin will be in Melbourne to give three lectures/presentations, each containing a bunch of audiovisual pieces (some of which will be world premieres!). On 1 March they are at Monash Caulfield campus, 2-4pm, to give a Masterclass on Audiovisual Essays as Creative Screen/Media Research. On March 8 at ACMI 6.30pm is their "David Lynch and David Bowie: Outside/Twin Peaks" show (see link below: bookings with ACMI are required for this). On March 15, 5-7pm Tuesday in Building 11 (Menzies) S704 they are out at Monash Clayton to lecture on Hou Hsiao-hsien, using some of the as-yet-unreleased recent video essay work they've done for the Belgian Cinematek. And then they are gone! If you want to know about or attend the Monash events, please contact Deane Williams. For ACMI info hit this link.
Adrian has also posted 2 new texts in the 6th issue of LOLA magazine: His essay "Jacques Rivette's Phantoms" (updated from a little-known 2010 text, in order to pay tribute to this great director), and Sarinah Masukor's terrific piece on Mia Hansen-Løve's EDEN.
Here’s the opening para of the Rivette piece: A proposition: the cinema of Jacques Rivette (1928-2016) is profoundly psychoanalytic. It is psychoanalytic through and through, on every level, and in at least two major ways. First, it practices a wild psychoanalysis – arising from the many forms of improvisation, play, psychodrama, encounter, desiring impulse and acting out. Second, it practices a reflective, secretive, inward-turning psychoanalysis, attuned to the silent working-through of trauma and its after-effects of both mourning and oblivion. This second psychoanalysis is captured well in the poignant koan at the heart of the director’s final film, 36 Views of Pic Saint-Loup (aka Around a Small Mountain, 2009), uttered by Jane Birkin in the central role: ‘My curse is to remember … my curse is to forget’.
For the remainder go here