MIA Journal Issue 1 Launch

MIA Issue 1 March 2020 banner

It is with great pleasure that we launch the 1st ever issue of Moving Image Artists Journal – an online publication dedicated to contemporary moving image art and experimental film.

In this issue we have teamed up the amazing team at the Slow Film Festival to bring you a selection of articles and interviews relating to the 2019 edition of the festival.

MIA Journal Issue 1 includes articles & interviews by Giuliano Vivaldi, Nadin Mai, Peter Treherne, Savina Petkova, Emre Caglayan, Maureen Gueunet and Graeme Cole

And interviews with filmmakers Aleksandra Niemczyk, Tom Schön, Kaspar Peters, Meltse Van Coillie, Luciano Pérez Savoy, Scott Barley and Daniel & Clara.

Read here: https://wp.me/paPp4A-hF

Thank you to the festival team, filmmakers and writers for making this possible!!

Daniel & Clara

The Art(s) of Slow Cinema Journal

The Art(s) of Slow Cinema Journal Issue 1

We are thrilled to have our essay ’21 Reflections On Creativity And Cinema In The 21st Century’ included in the first ever issue of The Art(s) of Slow Cinema Journal. Also included in its pages is a response to our essay by our good friend, filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain.

The magazine is now available to pre-order here.

Here’s an excerpt from our text:

“Even though it is a common belief that film and video are mediums that document, filmmaking is not objective enough to ever be a truly scientific tool – its true purpose is to give shape to dreams and visions. To be both a presentation of fantasy and activator of the imagination. No filmed document can escape the transmutation process from reality to fantasy, through the split second capturing of images a new reality is born, a visionary reality of the filmed image.”

A Portuguese translation of this essay has also been published in the latest issue of Multiplot magazine, available here.

Daniel & Clara

Multiplot Magazine

PLOT POINTS 2018 Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

A Portuguese translation of our essay ’21 Reflections On Creativity and Cinema in the 21st Century’ has been published in the latest issue of Brazilian online journal Multiplot, which can be read here.

Many thanks to Pedro Tavares for inviting us to participate!

The original English version of this article will be published in the first issue of The Art(s) of Slow Cinema journal which is coming soon, and it can also be read here.

Daniel & Clara

New Book – LUMINOUS VOID: EFS Documents


We’ve just received our copies of Luminous Void: EFS Documents, the stunning new book documenting the history of Experimental Film Society. It’s such an honor to have our manifesto The Quest For The Cine-Rebis included in this beautifully designed publication alongside such fantastic articles. We’ve been collaborating with EFS for the past couple of years, screening each other’s work and performing in each other’s films – to find such a group of like-minded, passionate individuals is continuously inspiring and encouraging. We highly recommend this book to all artists, filmmakers and cinephiles with a passion for truly independent and exploratory cinema.

Thank you to Maximilian Le Cain and Rouzbeh Rashidi for inviting us to be a part of this book and congratulations to all involved!

Available to order here: https://goo.gl/RdKsQf
€15 + p&p.

New Publication: MICROCINEMA New Artists Moving Image – Then & Now

Over the last couple of months, we have been assisting film programmer James Mackay in designing and editing a new book called Microcinema: New Artist’s Moving Image Then And Now.

Microcinema is a strand of the Cambridge Film Festival that focuses on screening works of experimental, avant-garde and independent cinema, often placing contemporary films alongside historical works, in programmes that are always surprising, challenging and inspiring. This strand is curated by James Mackay, who began programming in the 1970s at the London Film-Makers’ Co-op. He is also known for producing the films of Derek Jarman and is the custodian of Jarman’s super 8 films.

In 2016 Microcinema joined countrywide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers Co-op by presenting a new and exciting group of moving image works over four programmes and a moving image installation at the Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge. The programme included new works by filmmakers who were original members of the LFMC, as well as new films by younger filmmakers who are working in these traditions. This book documents this event.

Book contents:
– ‘Where Are We? Understanding moving image as a fine art practice’ by James Mackay
– ‘Then and Now: Roundtable Discussion’ featuring James Mackay, Yvonne Salmon, Cordelia Swann, Ian Bourn, Sarah Turner, Sarah Wood, Vicki Thornton, Nina Danino, Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
– ‘The Third Space: Sarah Turner’s Public House’ by Yvonne Salmon
– ‘Jennifer (2015)’ by Nina Danino
– ‘Dreaming in Exile: The Alchemical Cinema of Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais’ by Nikola Gocić
+ Microcinema 2016 Programme Details

This book will be available for people attending this year’s Microcinema programme which starts on 19th Oct.

Microcinema: New Artist’s Moving Image Then And Now is published by the Cambridge Film Trust, edited by James Mackay, Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais.

Microcinema New Artists Moving Image Then & Now book cover

Mr Bickford Discovers a New Land

Mr Bickford Discovers A New Land book cover

Our recent interview with the amazing American animator Bruce Bickford has been published in this stunning new book called Mr Bickford Discovers a New Land, created to accompany the exhibition of his work at Stadthaus Ulm.

Filled with lots of photos and images, all text is in German and English, including contributions by Nicholas Garaas, Nobuaki Doi, curator Tommi Brem, as well as our interview with Bruce.

Ordering info here: http://www.topalian-milani.de/aktuelles/
Or email: kunst@topalian-milani.de