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FILM: BEST OF 2008

Stuart Comer

Duncan Campbell, Bernadette, 2008, still from a black-and-white video, 37 minutes.

STUART COMER

1 Bernadette (Duncan Campbell) Campbell’s sharp, spartan study of Bernadette Devlin, a fiery 1960s activist from Northern Ireland, is a remarkable meditation on the politics of history and images.

2 The Temenos (Lyssaraia, Greece, June 27–29, 2008) Three new chapters, or Orders, from the late Gregory J. Markopoulos’s eighty-hour magnum opus, Eniaios (1947–91)—two of them screened for the first time—flashed, flickered, and punched their way into the starry Peloponnesian sky in a stirring fusion of myth, landscape, and cinema.

3 Hunger (Steve McQueen) Ruthlessly detailing the so-called dirty protest in Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison and Bobby Sands’s hunger strike in the early ’80s, McQueen ignites a corporeal cinema of savage gestures.

Aurélien Froment, For Argument’s Sake, 2008. Performance view, Goethe-Institut, London, January 17, 2008.

4 Aurélien Froment, For Argument’s Sake (presented by the Serpentine Gallery in collaboration with LUX, Goethe-Institut,

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