This unique collection of statements and mini-essays is the result of an invitation to various practitioners and cultural figures to address the importance of film and analogue in the digital age. It includes contributions from a wide range of significant voices such as actors, archivists, artists, chemists, cinematographers, critics, curators, editors, film conservators, film directors, film historians, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, record producers, software designers, theorists and writers.
With an introductory essay on Tacita Dean's work by Nicholas Cullinan and a new text by the artist, FILM is an important contribution to one of the most urgent cultural debates of our time.
Published to accompany The Unilever Series installation, 10 October 2011
Rosa Barba, Lothar Baumgarten, Robert Beavers, Joe Boyd, Nicole Brenez, Kerry Brougher, Matthew Buckingham, Iria Candela, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Stuart Comer, David Curtis, Thomas Demand, Nathaniel Dorsky, Stan Douglas, Noam M. Elcott, Mitch Epstein, Víctor Erice, Jeffrey Eugenides, Morgan Fisher, Luke Fowler, Michael Friend, Jane Giles, Jean-Luc Godard, Mark Godfrey, Rodney Graham, Mathew Hale, Roni Horn, Alexander Horwath, Peter Hutton, Chrissie Iles, Runa Islam, Bruce Jenkins, Branden W. Joseph, Laurence Kardish, Ed Krcoma, Peter Kubelka, Martin Kukula, Elisabeth Lebovici, Zoe Leonard, Sharon Lockhart, Babette Mangolte, Peter Märtin, Jonas Mekas, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Jonathan Monk, Michael Newman, Annabel Nicolson, João S. de Oliveira, Lisa Oppenheim, Damián Ortega, Tim Page, Jayne Parker, Paul Pfeiffer, Dick Pope, Keanu Reeves, Lis Rhodes, Ben Rivers, Bojan S'arcevic´, Matt Saunders, Martin Scorsese, Guy Sherwin, Amie Siegel, Iain Sinclair, Steven Spielberg, Simon Starling, Bruce Sterling, Heather Stewart, Amy Taubin, Adam Thirlwell, Mark Toscano, Wolfgang Treu, Peter Tscherkassky, Jeff Wall, Emily Wardill, Marijke van Warmerdam, Marina Warner, T.J. Wilcox, Christopher Williams, Jeff Williams, Jordan Wolfson, Neil Young
A manifesto on behalf of film . . . Inside are eighty-one contributors, alternately melancholic and defiant, from directors, artists, curators, novelists, the musician Neil Young, and Keanu Reeves.
The New Yorker