Known (at least internally) as “the oldest journal of avant-garde film and media art on planet earth,” Millennium Film Journal has been published biannually (for the most part) since 1978. The journal’s ethos is to highlight voices that emphasize the moving image as an art form. The Fall 2017 MFJ, entitled “The Long Form,” is the 66th issue of the journal, and it focuses on a group of filmmakers making what are known as “feature-length” films. This issue is up on the shelves in the Periodicals section of the SVA Library. Here’s a sneak peek of some of what’s inside.
Rachel Valinsky examines seminal filmmaker Agnes Varda’s 2017 exhibition at New York gallery Blum & Poe. The exhibition, Valinsky writes, was a series of reflections on Varda’s own archives, the beach as a potent symbol, and the artist’s relationship to time and linearity.
Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe discusses the work of cinematographer and filmmaker Babette Mangolte. Mangolte’s multidisciplinary work, Sutcliffe writes, interrogates the relationship of bodies to technology.
Justin Reames interviews Naomi Uman about her 1999 film removed, a work that plays with notions of visibility and erasure.