Klaus Nomi’s last performance before his death, borrowed from Henry Purcell’s 1691 opera ‘King Arthur, or The British Worthy’

Always In The Mood…

Fools Rushing In…

In Memory Of Michael Glawogger


The Blogothèque’s Concerts à emporter are always a treat to watch but the improvised piece in this particular video has caught my heart  and my little ears just can’t get enough…

Alpha-ville and BFI Southbank’s Sonic Cinema Series

Ryoichi Kurokawa will be presenting his new work ‘Syn_’ at the BFI next month. Tickets go on sale today and will undoubtedly sell like hot cakes so don’t wait to get yours.


Challenging the Old Establishment can only be a good thing and Phaidon have done it right with their Art Cities of The Future book.

WKCR Presents:Early Hip Hop Celebration

‘Forty years ago – on August 11, 1973 – DJ Kool Herc extended a beat break by playing two copies of the same record and, in the process, originating what is known today as looping. His South Bronx innovation is commemorated as the moment in which Hip Hop, both as a musical style and culture, was born’

To celebrate the birth of Hip Hop, WKCR will be featuring discussions, interviews and DJ sets during an entire week. WKCR is Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station. For those of you who haven’t heard of it yet, believe me when I say: it’s time to tune in.





A few years ago I had the privilege to interview French artist Hubert Duprat for Mosaic Films. It was a very inspiring encounter to say the least. When I asked him off-camera how he was able to survive in a commercially-driven art world, he beautifully replied:’I am not interested in being part of it, I’m not saying this out of pretense, I just wanted to create my own world. It requires many sacrifices but I wouldn’t do it any other way.’


There is something quite unique about seeing photography take over an entire town, where even the local butcher’s improvises himself as a curator. This was our first time at the festival and we will be going back next year without a doubt. Some of the highlights were Alfredo Jaar’s powerful and thought provoking installations (see photo below) as well as Guy Bourdin’s ‘Untouched’ images.

The Silence of Nduwayezu, 1997

The Silence of Nduwayezu, 1997

When Jason Schwartzman meets John Baldessari…

Original and funny art doc commissioned by the Los Angeles-based arts initiative Pacific Standard Time

Coup de coeur: Shohei Imamura

We fell in love with the director’s work after watching Karayuki-San, The Making of a Prostitute at Sheffield Docfest. Imamura tells the story of 74 year old Kikuyo Zendo, painting a humane and dignifying portrait of an ex-prostitute. His fiction films are also a must-see, post-war Japanese filmmaking at its best.


The Film Atelier at the V&A this Friday

Join us from 6.30pm for the Friday Late Dalston Takeover at the V&A. We will be showing one of our films on big screen as well as making you dance with our special Film Atelier DJ set. Admission is free so no excuses!FL_June_postcard_610px

Lowry On Film, Tate Britain

September seems so far away but we have a feeling that this event will be very popular so book your ticket now!

NPG x29881; L.S. Lowry by Sefton Samuels

Werner Herzog Retrospective at the BFI starts tomorrow

Herzog’s body of work on big screen for the next four weeks. Need we say more? Book your tickets before it’s too late. Ends July 23rd.

Werner Herzog | Behind the scenes


We take this opportunity to feature the film we made with the fantastic writer. Read her interview in the Guardian.


Japanese Outsider Art at the Wellcome Collection

It’s always refreshing to see an institution willing to take risks and put on an unusual exhibition.Souzou:Outsider Art From Japan looks at artworks made by residents at social welfare institutions. Sadly, this will also be the last show before the building undergoes a major refurbishment project.wellcome-04



“Without sex there is no love, and without love there is no sex.”

Olá queridos,

We are launching ourFilm Atelier Presents…’ series next Thursday. The idea is to organise a free monthly screening to bring people together around the things we love most: beautiful films, music and food. The first film we are showing is O Amor Natural (1996) We won’t reveal too much as we think it’s best for you to discover it on the night but it’s an amazingly touching and uplifting documentary about love, passion and life. As it is set in Rio, we are transforming the venue to take you on a little journey far away from the cold and the daily routine of London life for the time of an evening. Make sure you RSVP as it is a private event.



We discovered Efterkland last year when we went to watch Vincent Moon’s film An Island and fell in love with the band.
This time around,Andreas Koefed,one of Denmark’s best up and coming directors who also happens to be a good friend of ours (we are not biased, he is amazing) followed them on a trip to document the start of their new album. We are hoping to host a screening soon so keep your eyes open…



The fourth edition of the Pan-Asian Film Festival opens today, showcasing the best new cinema from all across the Asian continent, from Iran to Japan.

Midi Z, Burma/Taiwan/Thailand, 2012

Midi Z, Burma/Taiwan/Thailand, 2012


One of our favorite directors releases his first English speaking film starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska. We hope that it will be as beautifully shot and gripping as Old Boy.


Documentary about the Rem Koolhaas’iconic House in Bordeaux. Guadalupe the housekeeper alone is worth the watch.

State of the Nation: Anand Patwardhan’s Portraits of India – BFI

   We saw Patwardhan’s epic documentary on the caste system in India when we were in Sheffiled last year and had the chance to exchange a few thoughts with the man himself. If you are not familiar with his work, this is your chance to see it on a big screen this weekend. Unmissable.

Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)

Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)

If you want to find out more about the director watch: Anand Patwardhan Masterclass – Sheffield Docfest 2011

Don’t Cross this Line: A Granta Art Salon on Photojournalism

Join us next Wednesday February 27th for another Granta Art Salon at the Hospital Club.

Image (1993) from ‘Julie’, a photo essay by Darcy Padilla featured in Granta 122: Betrayal.

Image (1993) from ‘Julie’, a photo essay by Darcy Padilla featured in Granta 122: Betrayal.


Multi-talented graphic designer and art director Damien Poulain was amongst five other artists commissioned by Mother to create campaign boxes for the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s. The Grace Jones box below is our favorite,bien sûr.

Find out more about the Love Is In My Blood campaign and how you can help:


Marcel Breuer exhibition at the Cite de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine,Paris

Curated by the Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition reviews Breuer’s legacy in design and architecture and reveals how the two disciplines influenced one another throughout his prolific career.


Torin Corporation Factory, Nevilles, Belgium


Love and obsession, who hasn’t experienced this dangerous and all-consuming combination? Director James Lees explores the darker side of love in this brilliant short film.


There are days when you wonder if you should just pack up your bags and leave the city for a simpler life. Vivan Las Antipodias is a contemplative documentary about the lives of people on opposite sides of the globe. A poetic and slow-paced film best watched on a projector but even without one, it sure will make your mind travel.


This is what happens when Chanel and Jean-Paul Goude collaborate. Ah the golden days of advertising…


Because we never get tired of watching her dance…

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie,Paris


Raymond Depardon: New York City. Guggenheim Museum, 1981.

We took a trip to one of our favourite cities last month and thought we should share some of the inspiring things we saw. One of them is the permanent collection at the MEP, featuring international photography from the 1950’s to the present day. The building felt like a sanctuary;wandering around an exhibition without a sea of people around you,having the space and calm to appreciate each photograph and lose yourself in the work…A rare luxury these days. Beautiful and brilliantly curated.



On January 30th, The Hayward Gallery will be opening Light Show, the first survey show of light art in the UK . A colourful and immersive experience to brighten up the dark winter months.

Studio Ghibli Selectrospective – Prince Charles Cinema

If you haven’t seen a Studio Ghibli animation yet then this is your chance to make up for it! Get ready for a 300 minute-long visual feast at the Prince Charles this Sunday.

Spirited Away is an all time favourite of ours. 

Two more weeks before the closing of ‘Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour’

One of London’s most beautiful and iconic buildings paying homage to one of the greatest photographers of all times; a selection of Cartier-Bresson’s photographs are on display at Somerset House until January 27th.

And as if that wasn’t good enough, it’s also free. No more excuses.




‘For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis.’


Tomorrow will be your last chance to see a collection of  inspiring and thought-provoking photographs from the 60s and 70s: