MFJ Nos. 64, 65, & 69 Bundle

With this bundle, you will receive three MFJ volumes handpicked by our senior editor Grahame Weinbren at a discounted price.

The bundle contains:

MFJ 64 “Image Machines”
As MFJ reflects on its history, we also proceed into the future, in our continuing inquiry into artists’ cinema—the “image machine,” with and through personal vision. Questions of medium specificity have been supplanted by a kind of technical eclecticism. This new range of modalities, these “image machines,” require equally eclectic and agile work of critique. We offer a selection of texts in a range of formulations.

MFJ 65 “Architecture On Screen and Off”

No architecture is neutral: its history and the ideologies that drive that history are always inscribed on its surface, in however coded a form. Many of the contributions to this issue model different ways of attending to and deciphering such inscriptions, underscoring the importance of situating images within their expanded, architectural frames.

The issue also includes three texts about artist’s video of the 1970s and ‘80s. Each reveals different aspects of the period.

MFJ 69 “Deep Cuts”
This issue engages an impressive array of contemporary film and video practices marked by substantial formal, cultural, financial, and political differences. Yet the contributions that comprise this issue also interface in intriguing ways. The issue’s title, “Deep Cuts,” seeks to draw out thematic correspondences between these contributions, illuminating points of contact that emerge across a collection of reviews, articles, and conversations structured by recurring themes of music, montage, and obscurity, as well as experiences of intense and lasting violence (whether ecological, political, bodily, representational).


Additional information

Weight 33 oz
Dimensions 7 × 10 in



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Publication Date

15 April 2017, 15 April 2019, 15 October 2016, Fall Issue, Spring Issue


Table of Contents MFJ 64



Kenneth White



Ekrem Serdar
Eyes Without a Face, The 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Rachel Stevens
Omer Fast, James Cohan Gallery

Matt Turner
Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Frames of Representation

Rachel Valinsky
TeleGen: Art and Television, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Grahame Weinbren
Short Film Days, Oberhausen Film Festival 2016 (Notes)



Vera Dika
Remaking the Serpentine Dance: Film as Material/Body as Trace

Maria Engberg
Jonathan Harris’s I Love Your Work: Procedurality and Weak Narrative

Greg de Cuir Jr & Miriam De Rosa
A treatise on the apparatus and the artistic yield of Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi



Nina Yuen



Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli and Federico Lodoli

Roberto Minervini

Stephanie Wuertz

Jonathan Harris



Scott MacDonald
Interview with Bill Morrison, 6 Recent Films



Peggy Ahwesh
Peter Hutton 1944–2016

Abigail Child
Tony Conrad 1940–2016

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Grahame Weinbren



David Claerbout, KINDL Center for Contemporary Art
Steven Jacobs

Marianna Simnett, Seventeen gallery
Melvin Harper

Eve Fowler, Participant Inc.
Rachel Valinsky

Artificial Darkness by Noam M. Elcott
Robert Bowen

Pipilotti Rist, New Museum
Rachel Stevens



Is the Imagination Analog or Digital?
Tom Sherman



Beware the Light: Figure versus Ground, White versus Black (Blue),
or: Sondra Perry’s Blue Room and Technologies of Race (Notes and Citations)
Soyoung Yoon

(Community) Video Art: DCTV’s Expanded Documentary Practice (Notes and Citations)
Joel Neville Anderson

The Invention of Glitch Video: Digital TV Dinner (Notes)
Michael Betancourt



“What are we watching?!”: An Interview with Coleen Fitzgibbon about Colab TV (Notes and Citations)
Ben Olin

Connect and Rupture: Jesse McLean on See a Dog, Hear a Dog
Eli Horwatt

Books Received 2016

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Josh Guilford



Jodie Mack’s The Grand Bizarre
Vincent Warne

Film Nights on the Venice Lido: The Space Between Painting, Film, and the Digital (Notes and Citations)
Vera Dika

Pat O’Neill, The Decay of Fiction (Notes and Citations)
Jennifer Peterson

Memories Silenced, Unspool: Anocha Suwichakornpong’s By The Time it Gets Dark
JinJin Xu

The Image You Missed and Empty Metal at RIDM
Rachel Stevens

Tony Oursler Tear of the Cloud
Annie Dell’Aria

Jack Smith: Art Crust of Spiritual Oasis
Josh Lubin-Levy

Marianna Simnett at the New Museum
Lucea Spinelli

Magic Lantern Film Festival
Antonio Pezzuto

The Necessary Image: On the 64th Flaherty Seminar (Notes and Citations)
Teresa Castro



Pat O’Neill Studio Visit
Grahame Weinbren



Cauleen Smith and Christopher Harris at the 2018 Flaherty Seminar (Notes and Citations)



King’s Speech: On Arthur Jafa’s akingdoncomethas (Notes and Citations)
Soyoung Yoon

The Ecological Cut (Notes and Citations)
Ryan Conrath

Books Received