Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working

Von Rydingsvard’s art is deeply personal, confronting the artist’s hardship. This essay is sensitive, yet critically engages with the works and presents an overview of the artist’s four decade career.

In the Face of Silence

In the Face of Silence

Presenting an intimate portrait of the lives of French farmers from the Forez region, on the eastern side of the Massif Central, In the Face of Silence is a powerful and emotive account.

Protest Stencil Toolkit

Protest Stencil Toolkit

With the die-cut stencils and stencil typeface this book provides, it’s tempting to go straight outside and start marking your territory, however there is a wider message at play here.

Five Bells

Five Bells

Gail Jones, twice nominated for the Orange Prize and once for the Man Booker Prize, explores the lives and pasts of strangers in her latest offering.

Reality Hunger

Reality Hunger

Is the novel dead? Is art theft? Can you copyright reality? These are just some of the questions asked (and answered) in David Shields’ manifesto, Reality Hunger.

Submarine

Submarine

Adrian Mole for the new generation, Oliver Tate is a wonderfully bright narrator and Dunthorne captures the bittersweet melancholy of the teenage years with great wit and honesty.

Iconic Image-making

Iconic Image-making

To stand up in the world of fashion photography takes hard work, skill and endless amounts of creativity. Pedro Janeiro is a rising-star in this genre.

Places, Strange and Quiet

Places, Strange and Quiet

Exploring the moment, highly acclaimed director and photographer, Wim Wenders, brings his distinctive style and sensitive imagery to London.

A Reaction to Globalised Production

A Reaction to Globalised Production

15 international artists exhibit in a ground-breaking exhibition that deciphers new meaning within the difference between making and thinking.

Myth-Making and Childhood Anxieties

Myth-Making and Childhood Anxieties

With materials taking precedence, two new site-specific works explore the nature of narrative creation and memory.

New Interpretations of Colour

New Interpretations of Colour

James Turrell’s latest site-specific work, opening this spring in Sweden, creates interplay between the body and light.

A Marine Story

A Marine Story

Self-funded, and making use of borrowed locations, this drama examines the profound personal impact of the US Army’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.

My Kidnapper

My Kidnapper

My Kidnapper is the culmination of an interaction in which Mark Henderson and three of his fellow captives return to Columbia to meet their abductor.

Rubber

Rubber

Rubber is surreal and bizarre, but just when connections are made, Dupieux cleverly reminds you that there is no reason, and after all you are watching a film about a killer tyre.

The Arbor

The Arbor

The Arbor tells the powerful true story of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar and her daughter Lorraine.

Archipelago

Archipelago

Archipelago comments on the dynamic and often complex relationships between family members and wonderfully exposes moments of inner-awkwardness.

City Island

City Island

City Island is a touching and funny tale set in a quaint fishing village unexpectedly located in the midst of the Bronx.

UK Film: Global Stage

UK Film: Global Stage

The UK Film industry has taken a few major blows recently. In the face of this, British films are being picked up by overseas film festivals: next stop, Tribeca.

On a Road to Nowhere

On a Road to Nowhere

Across the Atlantic there’s a strong tradition of road trip films, the bulk of the action based in or around the car and the endless dusty highway ahead.

Achilifunk & OJO

Achilifunk & OJO

The last Achilifunk album marked the start of something big on the rumba scene and focused attention on the culture and history of the genre.

The Robot Heart

The Robot Heart

Born out of Marsh’s struggles with substance abuse, heartbreak and the deaths of several friends, it’s reflective, but ultimately affirming material.

Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre

Creep On Creepin’ On is a deeply provocative and alternative slant to blues, which would be appropriate in a hidden downtown bar.

Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles

The diversity of this album is astounding, some tracks will have you swooning, while others pass on by, however the ones that stand out pull the whole album together.

Vessels

Vessels

If this second album from Vessels overwhelms, it’s more for the test of aural endurance it poses than for being truly groundbreaking.

Bibio

Bibio

Mind Bokeh is Bibio’s most accomplished album to date, blending a soulful and vivid assortment of tracks and creating a dappled, uplifting arrangement.

Esben and the Witch

Esben and the Witch

Esben and the Witch’s uncompromising sound is being heard not only in back rooms and dimly lit bars, but it is also making its way into our musical landscape.

Analogue Sounds in a Digital World

Analogue Sounds in a Digital World

Synthesisers are complex and difficult instruments, but in musical circles, they’re considered some of the most beautiful. Here’s what it takes to build a behemoth.

An Intimate Performance

An Intimate Performance

Battersea Arts Centre brings people closer to theatre with the One-on-One Festival, exploring the relationships between audience and performer.