PRINT December 2018


James Quandt

Wang Bing, Dead Souls, 2018, HD video, color, sound, 506 minutes.

DEAD SOULS (Wang Bing) Wang’s epic eight-hour-long documentary about the Maoist reeducation camps of the 1950s collects the clandestine testimony of survivors in a heroic act of historical witness.

Jean-Luc Godard, Le livre d’image (The Image Book), 2018, HD video, color, sound, 84 minutes.

2 THE IMAGE BOOK (Jean-Luc Godard) A surging requiem for a world addicted to its own annihilation.

Marcello Pagliero, Un homme marche dans la ville (A Man Walks in the City), 1950, 35 mm, black-and-white, sound, 85 minutes. Production still.

UN HOMME MARCHE DANS LA VILLE (1950) (Marcello Pagliero) The revelation of the mini-retrospective dedicated to the Italian-French auteur Pagliero at II Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, this neorealist noir set in Le Havre deserves classic status.

Thomas Bayrle, Superstars, 1993, digital video, color, sound, 9 minutes.

THOMAS BAYRLE (New Museum, New York) The films and videos of the German Pop artist transmute his trademark “super-form” serialism into works of careening wit and beauty.

Mariano Llinás, La flor (The Flower), 2018, digital video, color, sound, 807 minutes.

THE MANET AND RAVEL SEQUENCES FROM LA FLOR (Mariano Llinás) In a film-fleuve that repeatedly bursts its banks—exhilaration turns to

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