Real Time: Sensory Ethnography Lab

This piece about the Sensory Ethnography Lab appeared in frieze: Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Leviathan, 2012, film still. Courtesy the directors and Cinema Guild. During a conversation held at my local cinema in Brixton, London, following the preview screening of their documentary film Leviathan (2012), directors Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor mused about the possibility of a mobile, free-floating or invisible laboratory, unfettered by any institutional affiliations. A utopian proposition waiting for an architect to take up the challenge, this ‘invisible lab’ would be an off-shoot of the Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL) – a graduate centre with production facilities … Continue reading Real Time: Sensory Ethnography Lab

Postcard from the Berlinale

This piece on Forum expanded appeared on the frieze blog: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, “The Last Judgement” (2013), installation view at Forum Expanded Now in its eighth year, Forum Expanded is to Forum – the self-consciously avant-garde and experimental strand of Berlin’s annual film festival, the Berlinale – what expanded cinema is to cinema tout court. The programme of Forum Expanded goes resolutely beyond the traditional viewing formats and single screen projections of a standard length and size; shows video, installation and performance-based works alongside film; eschews classical approaches to narrative in favour of fragmented forms; and, though by … Continue reading Postcard from the Berlinale