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Close-ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin, 30th Oct, organised by @autumnfarewells

Friday, October 30th  6:30pm



VOYAGES (1985), 42 min.

SCENES FOR A REVOLUTION (1991), 110 min.

MARK KARLIN (1943-1999), one of the greatest British filmmakers of his generation, created an outstanding body of philosophically rich, formally bold work that explored themes of history, memory, labour, and political agency in a time of neoliberal despair. 236 more words

Marc Karlin

How should, or why should we regard the pain of others?

What compulsion is there or should there be to purposely view the suffering of peoples both near and far. When Sontag wrote her analysis into how we might concern ourselves with depictions of atrocities in Rwanda or Cambodia; modern conflicts that she rightly points to the echoes of past atrocities, Serbian death camps in 1992 would recall Nazi death camps in 1945, Pol Pot becomes mirrored in Rwanda, Nanking perhaps in modern day Aleppo? 746 more words

Thoughts And Reflections

The Cruel Radiance - Photography and Political Violence by Susie Linfield

From the beginning of my studies with the OCA, I’ve felt that I just haven’t had enough time to do everything I have to do. Where does one fit taking the photographs, writing the exercises up on the blog, reading about other aspects of photography, blogging that, and having time to assimilate what one has actually learned. 818 more words


Currently Reading

I don’t have as much time as I used to during the summer to blog with classes and other commitments. From time to time, though, I will post what I am currently reading or watching for class or for fun.

The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence

By Susie Linfield (University of Chicago)

Parul Sehgal, Bookforum, December 2010

The girl in the photograph wears her black hair tucked behind her ears. Her part is slightly crooked, and there is a small mole low on her throat, right above the top button of her blouse. 1,229 more words

Book Reviews

>The democracy of images


Susie Linfield on the photographs of Sept. 11th @ Guernica.

“We are in a tension between the speed of history—which happens very, very fast—and progress, which happens very, very slowly,” Gilles Peress wrote in 1999.

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United States

"Whoever was tortured, stays tortured"

I’d like to draw attention to – and recommend — “Living with the Enemy,” an essay by Susie Linfield, which applies the ideas of Holocaust survivor Jean Améry to the current challenge of reconciliation in Rwanda. 270 more words