“As a Friend,” A Film by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte…

… shows tonight, Saturday November 22, 2014 @ 8:30PM as an official selection of the WILLIAMSBURG INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn 80 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, New York  (718) 460-8001 “As a Friend” is produced by Ta’wil Productions and Joseph Mastantuono. As A Friend – OFFICIAL TRAILER from Tawil Productions on Vimeo.

Understanding a Revolution Through Iconography:

Tunisian Political Cartoonist_Z_ [ via MLYNXQUALEY  & her Arabic Literature (in English) site] Neila Columbo recently listened to and met with _Z_, the Tunisian political cartoonist who blogs at http://www.debatunisie.com/:By Neila ColumboFrom a video profile on Z, done by Samar Media. Various scenarios fluttered in my thoughts when I learned the Tunisian political cartoonist _Z_, who rose to prominence during the 2010-2011 Tunisian Revolution, would be speaking in Boston in the fall. … Read more Understanding a Revolution Through Iconography:

San Diego Area Events

UCSD New Writing Series: Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte Event Type: Poetry Reading Event Date and Time: October 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Description: UCSD’s New Writing Series is excited to announce a double reading from Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30 in the SME Performance Space Room. Pierre Joris is the author of over 50 books of poetry, translations, anthologies, & … Read more San Diego Area Events

Roger Denson’s article on “Breaking the Frame”

I may have been at a loss of words yesterday after seeing Breaking the Frame, Marielle Nitoslawska’s superb film on & with Carolee Schneemann, but cultural critic & essayist G. Roger Denson was not. He had a long, well-thought out article in the Huffington Post. Below are the first paragraphs; you can read the whole article here. It is questionable whether even Sigmund Freud has received a cinematic treatment as evocative of … Read more Roger Denson’s article on “Breaking the Frame”

Carolee Schneemann

Yesterday afternoon we went to see the New York premiere of Canadian filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska‘s 100-minute documentary on Carolee Schneemann who for me is one of the essential avant-garde artists of the twentieth & the twenty-first centuries. I am still too much under the spell of the film to give a coherent “critical” assessment, except to say that it is a superb achievement & certainly one of the very best documentaries … Read more Carolee Schneemann

Schiller Concrete

In Berlin, Martin Z. Schröder of the Schreibenistblei (writing is lead) printshop has, among other things, set the last strophe of Schiller’s poem “Sehnsucht” as a boat with sails in Garamond-Antiqua in Cicero (12 point). A pleasure to have in front of me as I gaze over the New York Narrows & the various cargo ships waiting to get in & unload. This morning it is again the Stenna Polaris stoppers my left … Read more Schiller Concrete

Basil King: Mirage & More

Saturday September 22 FILM PREMIERE BASIL KING : MIRAGE a film co-directed by Nicole Peyrafitte & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte  at Anthology Film Archives  32 2nd Ave – NYC Basil King: Mirage Trailer from miles joris-peyrafitte on Vimeo. Saturday September 22 FILM PREMIERE BASIL KING: MIRAGE We are really exited about the premiere of our 22 mn documentary film on painter & poet Basil King at Anthology Film Archive. This is a family affair since Miles & I … Read more Basil King: Mirage & More

Lucas Cranach the Elder Digitalized

The above from a quite extraordinary site that has digitalized most if not all of Cranach the Elder’s paintings, & constitutes one of the most effective uses of e-archives I can imagine. Check it out & enjoy, here. If the quality of the pictures is absolutely superb, I wish they had created a slightly more user-friendly way of moving around the site. But this is a total treat. Here … Read more Lucas Cranach the Elder Digitalized