Monday, 11 January 2010

On INCITE! A journal of experimental media & radical aesthetics

An image from Michael Robinson's Victory Over the Sun (2007)

A shivering, but purposefully heroic, Film Studies For Free has crept out from its cosy igloo in order to excite some more, much merited, interest in INCITE!, the online and Open Access journal of experimental media & radical aesthetics.  

INCITE! describes itself thus:
Merging handmade and online platforms, this hybrid [on and off-line] publication addresses the lack of critical attention afforded film and media artists working today. In addition to scholarly articles, INCITE! publishes aesthetic statements, manifestos, artist projects, multiples, archival documents, interviews, reviews, and hastily drawn plans.
Stationing ourselves at the cross-flow of research, scholarship, and creation, we encourage personal writing, critical poetics, and radical approaches to film and media.
Issue # 1: Manifest appeared in Fall 2008 -- see the wonderful list of contents below.

Issue # 2 "Counter-Archive," which should go online in early 2010, is thus much anticipated. But the journal has also just launched "Back & Forth," a new monthly interview series.

In the first edition of the series, Cat Tyc talks to the poetic pop recycler Michael Robinson about his filmmaking roots, cultural references, thematic trajectories, and future directions (see also Michael Sicinski's wonderful Cinema-Scope article about Robinson here).


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