Rachael Rakes

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Rachael Rakes at the 68th Festival del film Locarno

August 2015

THIS YEAR’S Festival del Film Locarno offered some of the most exciting films and programming I’ve seen at a major festival in recent memory. The August (and august) showcase in Italian Switzerland has long been a haven for experiments,… READ ON

FILM

Real DMZ Project 2014

January 2015

It has been twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fact that acutely informed the Real DMZ Project this year, thanks to the participation as guest curator of the German architect and theorist Nikolaus Hirsch, who worked in … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

First Start

The 1st Cartagena Biennial

April 2014 CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

“THIS CITY IS A MONUMENT,” remarked Berta Sichel, artistic director for the first Cartagena Biennial, at a recent talk launching a weekend of performances, parties, and discussions organized as a kind of “second opening” for the show.… READ ON

DIARY

1000 WORDS: BEN RIVERS AND BEN RUSSELL

November 2013

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS is the love child of two quite different filmmakers—one British, one American—who have come to prominence in recent years in the experimental-film world for idiosyncratic bodies of work, which, while … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]