Cinematic Explorations

BAFTA accredited Aesthetica Short Film Festival showcases international short films, highlighting established and emerging filmmakers across 10 genres.

Derek Jarman Super 8

Maverick filmmaker Derek Jarman bequeathed his experimental 8mm reels to the producer after his death, but having deteriorated, many of Jarman’s works were in danger of disappearing for good.

Redefining the Lens

Representations of pop, advertising, psychology and autobiography through the eyes of photographer Anne Collier.

Lazar Khidekel & Suprematism

This book is the first dedicated to Lazar Khidekel’s work and explores the importance of Suprematism in his oeuvre.

The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream tells the story of three teenagers who jump “The Beast”, the train that illegal immigrants board in a bid to reach the American border.

Hello Carter

Brit-caper Hello Carter straddles the lines of standard rom-com fare, with a few belly laughs and a healthy amount of meet-cutes along the way.

Alex Highton

Nobody Knows Anything is a much more satisfying listen when in reflective mode, but it maintains a satisfying pace and lyrical intimacy throughout.

Pinkshinyultrablast

Opening with the distant ghostly vocals of lead-singer Lyubov, Everything Else Matters is a soothing and dynamic album.

Full Moon

Almond travelled the world waiting for the right lunar phase, using an extra long exposure to capture nature at night. His quiet observance, still by necessity, has produced hauntingly beautiful results.

Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson returns with his fourth album for ECM, adding to his solo The Seed-At-Zero and his group discs, Skirting the River Road and The Iron Stone.

Stylised Innovation

Starting out as Man Ray’s protégé in the 1950s, Guy Bourdin was always destined for great things. His influential 40-year career was founded on a unique approach to 20th century fashion photography.

Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress

Though much has changed for Hinson, still recovering from a near-fatal car accident, these songs have weathered the years with bittersweet grandeur and honesty.

Yin Xiuzhen

This fascinating insight into the life of prolific installation artist Yin Xiuzhen consists of a number of interviews and revealing photographs.

Two Days, One Night

The Dardenne brothers’ latest film is an insightful examination into the management of a moral dilemma.

Fictional Landscapes

Eugenio Recuenco recounts fantastical tales using exquisite sets and imaginative styling. His fairytale productions combine fine art with high-end fashion, creating theatrically surreal imagery.

Implied Presence

Produced on analogue film with no additional staging or editing from the photographer, Todd Hido’s Homes at Night plays on the interaction of artificial lighting with the shadows of night.

Luminous Transformation

An exhibition at the Design Museum Gent showcases the greatest lighting design of the last century and anticipates creative possibilities of this most elemental form.

The Wands

Danish psych duo The Wands deliver a colourful and confident debut album of acid rock, filled with light, haze and just a small amount of darkness.

Alternate Perspective

Electricity opens up the world of epilepsy by creating a unique visual narrative which captures the first-person experience of living with the condition.

Egon Schiele – Jenny Saville

The pairing of Austrian artist Egon Schiele with Young British Artist Jenny Saville is an unusual one but this book reveals their stylistic and thematic similarities.