MFJ “35th Anniversary” Vol. 1 & 2 (Nos. 58 & 59)

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014


To celebrate MFJ’s 35th anniversary, we published two complementary issues celebrating the journal since 1978.

With this bundle, you will receive both volumes at a discount price.

The bundle contains:

MFJ 58 “The Magazine of Artists’ Cinema Since 1978” – 35th Anniversary, Vol.1
To celebrate the anniversary, we contacted experts in the field with a deliberately amorphous call for papers, asking simply for a consideration of some aspect of the artists’ cinema during the 35 years of the journal’s publication.

MFJ 59 “Since ’78 and Beyond” – 35th Anniversary, Vol.2
This issue, the 35th anniversary edition Volume 2, maps out a few aspects of this mercurial landscape, from the late 1970s’ re-emergent interest in narrative and political ideologies, through the mid-1990s eruption of gallery and museum installations, to recent developments in exhibition policies and politics, with the fluctuating cinephilia of moving image artists of the last 35 years a theme that appears with varying intensity throughout the period.


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Publication Date

15 April 2014, 15 October 2013, Fall Issue, Spring Issue


192, 96


Table of Contents MFJ 58






David Curtis
On the Search for Ideal Viewing Conditions

Maeve Connolly
Shared Viewing Moving Images in the Cinema and Museum

Erica Levin
Toward a Social Cinema Revisited:
The potential of social media from À Propos de Nice to YouTube

Peggy Gale
Tipping Point: Canadian artists, time-based media, and performance

Sean Cubitt
Angelic Ecologies: Ideas of environment in the works of media artists

A.L. Rees
Physical Optics: a return to the repressed British cinema artists
revisit 1970s tendencies

Catherine Elwes
Visible Scan Lines: on the transition from analog film and video
to digital moving image



Michele Pierson
The Object of Film Analysis: What are we describing when we analyze film?

Tobias Putrih
Omer Fast
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
George Barber
Tina Keane
David Hall
Abigail Child
Henry Hills
Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller
Tom Sherman
Gene Youngblood



Gregory Zinman
Nam June Paik’s TV Crown and Interventionist, Participatory Media Art

Mal Ahern
An Invisible Cinema: Andy Warhol’s Films, In and Out of View

Pavle Levi
Experimental Tango, Appropriation and the photo-book:
Milošević’s Last Tango in Paris and Marinac’s The Passion of Joan of Arc

Juan Carlos Kase
Abigail Child and Henry Hills: Turn Towards the Concrete

Roy Grundmann
Experimental Cinema and the Crystals of Time: Matthias Müller’s Visual Poems

James Hansen
The Fall of Days: Luther Price’s Nine Biscuits (2004-08)

Christa Blümlinger
The Double Paths of Nicolas Rey: On autrement, la Molussie (Differently, Molussia)

Kate Mondloch
Mirror Mirror: MIRROR by Doug Aitken



Bruce Jenkins
In the Bedroom/On the Road: A Conversation with Sadie Benning and James Benning

William Rose
The Responsibility of Forms:
A discussion between David Gatten and Fred Worden on politics in experimental cinema

Tom Sherman
Catching up with the Present: Two Texts to demonstrate the ‘Future’ is Behind Us

Gene Youngblood
Secession from the Broadcast: The Internet and the Crisis of Social Control



Janis Lipzin
Jud Yalkut 1938-2013

Index of advertisers

Table of Contents MFJ 59



Grahame Weinbren



Lynne Sachs
Leandro Katz: Raptures, Diagonals and Ruptures
Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rachel Stevens
Our Nixon

Andrew St. Maurice
The Resonant Curios of Paul Sietsema, MCA Chicago

Noam M. Elcott
Real Time vs. Father Time: Malcolm Le Grice and Guy Sherwin at Performa 13

Rachel Valinsky
Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves, Museum of Modern Art



Jonathan Walley
Tableaux and “Time Shapes:” Narrative, Temporality, and Objecthood
in Avant-Garde Film

Volker Pantenburg
Temporal Economy: Distraction and Attention in Experimental
Cinema and Installation Art

Lucy Reynolds
Wayward Canons and Sacred Spaces: New Forms of Cinephilia in Artists Moving Image

Federico Windhausen
Questions for the Present: Exhibition of Artists’ Cinema



Bruce Jenkins
Production Stills: George Landow directs Paul Sharits



Eivind Røssaak
The Delay in the System: Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho



Malcolm Le Grice
Ivan Ladislav Galeta 1947–2014