Postcard from the Belfort Film Festival

This report appeared on the frieze blog. Une vraie jeune fille (Catherine Breillat, 1975) Programmed alongside features and shorts shown in the international competition at the ‘EntreVues’ film festival in Belfort, now in its 27th year, retrospectives and themed sections have long been a staple of a festival that prides itself in linking emerging filmmakers to the rich history of auteur cinema which has shaped them. One of the themed sections in the 2012 festival, which took place from 24 November to 2 December – ‘Art press: 40 ans de regard’ – was exceptionally curated by art press editor-in-chief Catherine … Continue reading Postcard from the Belfort Film Festival

Conversation Pieces

This account of taking part in Tino Sehgal’s These associations appeared in frieze. Tino Sehgal, These associations, 2012, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, illustration by courtroom artist Priscilla Coleman Four weeks into Tino Sehgal’s These associations at Tate Modern, a man came up to me in front of Liverpool Street Station in London and said: ‘Haven’t we talked together in the Turbine Hall?’ He looked vaguely familiar. ‘It’s not impossible,’ I replied. ‘Shall we pursue our conversation?’ he asked, playfully. Before I could think of an answer, he was gone. As one of the participants in Sehgal’s piece – the … Continue reading Conversation Pieces