States of Being

Emmie McLuskey

Emmie McLuskey unpacks our modern dependence technology, substances and ritual, as well as what it means to belong, in Cal Mac's Agony to Ecstasy.

Reman Sadani

Adnan Madani

Artist and writer Adnan Madani explores the allegorical within Reman Sadani's Walkout 1.

Guy Oliver

Louise Ashcroft

Louise Ashcroft ponders the conflicting voices in her head as she watches Guy Oliver's You Know Nothing of My Work.

Wuhan Punk

Steven Bode

Responding to Chris Zhongtian Yuan's Wuhan Punk, Steven Bode reflects on how the city of Wuhan was previously famous for being the hotbed of China's punk rock scene.

Unreal

Iris Long

Iris Long reflects on the machinations at play in Chris Zhongtian Yuan's Wuhan Punk, exploring the implications of restoring visual memory via the medium of film.

Great-ish: The Gaslighting of a Nation

Rianna Walcott

Rianna Walcott responds to De'Anne Crooks' Great-ish: The Gaslighting of a Nation, exploring the collective gaslighting of the Black community in Britain.
 

Patrick Staff: On Venus

Laura Jacobs

Laura Jacobs on hostile environments, both social and natural, in Patrick Staff’s ‘On Venus’ exhibition. Winner of the Michael O'Pray Prize 2019.

Image Abrasion

Cassandre Greenberg

Cassandre Greenberg considers Derek Jarman’s Blue as a celluloid artefact in an age of portable digital media. Winner of the Michael O'Pray Prize 2019.

The Near Room

Katrina Black

Katrina Black explores themes of grief in Sophie Cundale's The Near Room.

FVU Frames: Sophie Cundale

Ellen O'Donohue Oddy

We sat down with Sophie Cundale to discuss the making of The Near Room and how she came upon the film's key concepts: Muhammad Ali's Near Room and Cotard Delusion.

Celebration (Cyprus Street)

Steven Bode

FVU Director Steven Bode reflects on the making of Celebration (Cyprus Street) as well as its relevance for today.

MASS

David Kwaw Mensah

David Kwaw Mensah considers how Nadeem Din-Gabisi's MASS can be categorised in the genre of Transcendental Cinema. 

MASS: Artist’s Statement

Nadeem Din-Gabisi

Nadeem Din-Gabisi, writer and director of MASS, articulates the thinking and process behind his film.

Critical Mass

Steven Bode

FVU's Director Steven Bode reflects on our first film to premiere on FVU Watch: Nadeem Din-Gabisi's MASS.

Something New

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Writer Ellen Mara De Wachter looks at the potential for newness within open source materials in the work of Open Music Archive.

The Sentiment is in the Title

Paul Morley

Writer and broadcaster Paul Morley discusses the history of the UK charts, sampling and music distribution in the work of Open Music Archive.

Implicated

Natasha Hoare

Goldsmiths CCA curator Natasha Hoare explores the work of Richard Whitby and asks whos implicated in the UK immigration act.

Tipping Points

Steven Bode

FVU's Steven Bode discusses the cultural and historical contexts behind Elizabeth Price's FELT TIP.

Unintended Consequences

George Vasey

George Vasey looks at the concept of the 'unintended concequence' in the work of Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta.

Don’t Look at the Finger

Steven Bode

Director of FVU Steven Bode explores the concept of the 'first impression' in the work of Hetain Patel.

We Put The World Before You

Erika Balsom

Film theorist Erika Balsom takes a close-up of Jane and Louise Wilson's 2016 work We Put the World Before You.

A Half-Open Door

Laurence Scott

Writer Laurence Scott considers temporality in the 21st century, looking at the work of Alice May Williams and Karen Kramer.

Too Big To Miss

Steven Bode

Steven Bode picks through the postmatch data of the Rugby World Cup 2015 alongside Ravi Deprees' The Gain Line.

Thoughts about Things

Patrick Langley

Read Patrick Langley's response to Ben Rivers' Things, commissioned for FVU's Stay Where You Are project.

Local Time

Patrick Langley

Patrick Langley considers the concept of travel and its representation in Layla Curtis' Antipodes

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