Thursday, 30 October 2014


The opening party for Spill saw machine spirits in the name of Siren, a night train through Ipswich, a man surrendering by staple gunning a white flag to his arm and clashing Asian and Britishness in the form of Bishi – most excellent – all with chips and sparkling wine. 20,000 days on earth is a stunning film that explores the idea of creativity – its a joy to behold within today’s miss-guided skewed version of creativity – ploughing his own furrow Nick Cave is important – important that he exists to point out what we should be concerned with, or at least to provide a model, a route – the film will want to make you collaborate with the nearest sentient being after you have gone out and listed to the back catalogue. Baraka – is a stunning film – a Koyaanisqatsi for 2014 – its a wide ranging set of images that explore the world we live in/on – no narrative or voice-over to tell you what to think just stunning images - there is a particular shot of the Kuwaiti oil fields burning accompanied with bagpipes and drumming that is haunting. The shots of mass production of food juxtaposed with people on escalators going underground is something we’ve seen before but here there is a new spin with multiple images and incredibly speeded up film so that almost the souls of the people are filmed rather than their physical self