Cinematic Explorations

Cinematic Explorations

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

Derek Jarman Super 8

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

Redefining the Lens

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

Lazar Khidekel & Suprematism

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

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

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

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

Pinkshinyultrablast

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

Full Moon

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.

Stylised Innovation

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

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.

Robin Williamson

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.

Yin Xiuzhen

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

Two Days, One Night

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

Fictional Landscapes

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.

Luminous Transformation

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.

Implied Presence

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.

The Wands

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

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

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.

Intrinsic Dialogue

Intrinsic Dialogue

Produced by Art and Theory Publishing, Contemporary Swedish Photography is an overview of the stunning imagery being captured by Swedish artists.

Haunted Reflections

Haunted Reflections

Elizabeth “Gazelle Twin” Bernholz’s new release UNFLESH trades in disturbingly sensual electronica inspired by body horror, puberty and high school sports.

Elusive Moments

Elusive Moments

Emily Shur’s sensitivity towards colour and her quiet approach to scenery results in stunningly still images that uncover beauty in the most ordinary subjects.

Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn transforms second-hand objects and images to produce entirely new pieces, injecting new life into mundane and forgotten items.

Life of Crime

Life of Crime

What should be a cut-and-dry kidnap plot by Detroit crooks Ordell and Louis soon goes amusingly awry in this adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel The Switch.

Grand Central

Grand Central

The spectre of a nuclear power plant looms large over the lives of the protagonists in this carefully constructed love triangle by Rebecca Zlotowski

Dems

Dems

Awash with colour, South London trio Dems unleash a brilliant debut in the form of the concise, emotive, Muscle Memory.

Compelling Movement

Compelling Movement

The 39th London International Mime Festival focuses on the spaces between theatre and dance, playing with language, and making the invisible visible.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Allan Karlsson has saved Franco’s life, watched A-bombs with Oppenheimer and danced with Stalin. Not that the folk in the care home know anything about that…

Reshaping Minimalism

Reshaping Minimalism

In a major survey at The Serpentine Gallery, German conceptual sculptor Reiner Ruthenbeck explores geometric forms found in everyday materials.

Glacial Exposure

Glacial Exposure

The primary coloured houses of the Northern Hemisphere stand out against washed-out streets, and even the most mundane objects become almost mystical half-disguised in the frosty weather.

Composed Architecture

Composed Architecture

Frank Gehry, an architect responsible for some of the world’s most visually and technically outstanding constructions, is celebrated in a major retrospective.

William Helburn

William Helburn

William Helburn’s appreciation of feminine beauty, combined with his charismatic personality, resulted in a practice that saw him working with most of the top ad agencies in New York.