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Imagining Kate

="Come Back Kate film still by Quirine Racké and Helena Muskens used entirely with permission The Kate Bush Party at Mediamatic this Friday evening promises give-us-a-twirl dress-up, lighters-in-the-air sing-a-long and a generous format screening of Quirine Racké and Helena Musken's poignant art... Read more

Posted on April 9, 2008 23:36

Yo, Slip of the Tongue

Adapted from the poem Slip of the Tongue by Adriel Luis, directed by Karen Lum, produced by Youth Sounds Factory Read more

Posted on November 25, 2007 14:16

Food-related film at the IDFA 2007
My IDFA

This is my viewing schedule for this year's IDFA (Int'l Documentary Festival Amsterdam). If you're here in Amsterdam, let's meet up and chew the fat about all the good stuff we've been watching. Friday, Nov 23 14.15 Tuschinski 2 Dutch Cocaine Factory Dutch Cocaine Factory sweeps us into... Read more

Posted on November 23, 2007 14:17

The Dutch Cocaine Factory
to debut at the IDFA

Still from the Dutch Cocaine Factory © Jeanette Groenendaal 2007 and used entirely with permission It's not a food, it's a crop, and until World War II, the Netherlands was the largest producer of quality cocaine in the world. Reserve your tickets now for Jeanette Groenendaal's debut documenta... Read more

Posted on November 11, 2007 23:57

Exhibition the Edible City
at the NAi-M closes

The Edible City exhibition at the NAi-M (the Netherlands Architecture Institute) has finally come to a close. Showing more than 40 architectural, design and urban planning projects, the exhibition was about food systems and the urban environment. There was a time when city-dwellers could more or... Read more

Posted on June 27, 2007 15:09

Food-related film at the IDFA

You would be wise to print this simultaneously with the programme of the Shadow Festival if you want to plan your days and nights between the 21st of November and the 3rd of December 2006. 22 films in this year's the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) are food-related. 3 of th... Read more

Posted on November 20, 2006 7:40

Food-related film at the Shadow Festival

Film still from Allan Sekula's The Lottery of the Sea (2006) for once image used entirely with permission A quick scan of the seventh edition of Amsterdam's Shadow Film Festival, (November 21-29) and I see the programme is larded with food-related films. Thank gawd for programmers doing this wi... Read more

Posted on November 17, 2006 0:31

Shorts in Bra
Slow Food on Film

And by shorts I mean short films. And by bra I mean Bra, Italy, where the short film festival, Corto in Bra will host a programme titled Slow Food on Film. How fine it is to see one's sensibilities well represented, in a country that no longer has a vile mo fo as elected head of state. As the... Read more

Posted on April 15, 2006 12:26

37 uses for a dead sheep, a film review and a re-count

image used courtesy of Ben Hopkins and Tiger Lily Films, © Nikki Parrott One of my favourite films at this year's Berlinale (Forum), was Ben Hopkins magnificent meta-documentary, 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep. As far as I'm concerned, you really can't go wrong with a film about yurts, yoghurt, nom... Read more

Posted on April 1, 2006 18:10

A definitive list? 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep

According to the Pamir Kirghiz tribe, this is a list of the 37 (pronounced 35, and possibly 34) things you can do with a (dead) sheep: 1. ayran (yoghurt) 2. qurut (boiled ayran) 3. kurtap (sun dried qurut) 4. susme (thickened ayran mixed with qurut) 5. ajigey (cream heated to thicken) 6. kaymac (cr... Read more

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Episode 1, emergency food distribution and the role of the cameras

This entry refers to food distribution as discussed in yesterday's entry about the World Food Programme's computer game, Food Force. video still from Episode 1, © Renzo Martens In January 2004, Dutch artist Renzo Martens produced his forty-four minute art film, Episode 1, a documentation of... Read more

Posted on March 19, 2006 11:17

Food-related film at the 4th Berlinale Talent Campus

'Doña Ana', watercolour and collage that inspired Marlon Vasquez Silva's animation film Strawberry Eating Woman. 'Doña Ana' © Marlon Vasquez Silva, digital image courtesy of the artist Apparently the director of the Berlinale International Film Festival, Dieter Kosslick, is obse... Read more

Posted on February 23, 2006 15:25

When fish fall in love

film still from When Fish Fall in Love, shows main character Atieh, her daughter and sisters preparing orange syrup in the garden. Image used without permission When it comes to food-related film, I couldn't have made a better start at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Drawing Restraint 9... Read more

Posted on February 13, 2006 14:01

Food-related film at the Berlin International Film Festival

Pack up your yurt, we're moving to the steppes of Berlin for a week, where it's much colder than it was in Rotterdam, and where a yurt will come in handy. The craziness begins today at the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival. Culiblog will be attending the madness for an entire week, ... Read more

Posted on February 9, 2006 14:12

Drawing Restraint, dragging ambergris

Occidental Guest (bride), production still from Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9, copyright Matthew Barney, used without permission Filled with expectation unsuitable for the company of friends, clutching a fat wad of tickets between fingers reeking of quickly eaten, mediocre sushi, it is u... Read more

Posted on February 5, 2006 20:51

Rural design conference scheduled for September 2006

(above: Wheatfield, a large public work by Agnes Denes, image copyright Agnes Denes) Chapeau to John Thackara at the Doors of Perception blog who reports today about a rural design conference scheduled to take place September 4-7 2006 (somewhere) in the UK. Just have a look at what's being develop... Read more

Posted on January 21, 2006 11:47

Food-related film at the Rotterdam International Film Festival

Petrolatum Spirit, film still from Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9, copyright Matthew Barney, used without permission Pack up your yurt, we're moving to Rotterdam for a little more than a week. January 25 - February 5, 2006 is the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The programming is dazz... Read more

Posted on January 20, 2006 22:40

Occupied Olive Tree Territories

(A Palestinian farmer weeps at the bulldozing of his olive trees, photo by Gary Fields) Because culiblog is a culinary weblog about food, food cultures, food as culture and so on, I feel obliged to breach the subject of olives, olive trees, olive tree culture, and olive trees as culture. In the... Read more

Posted on December 10, 2005 19:03

And the answer is… community supported agriculture

image courtesy of the Real Dirt on Farmer John website Well, at least that is one of the most positive answers to the questions that came to my mind after watching Erwin Wagenhofer’s We Feed the World (Austria 2005) Saturday night at the IDFA. Although reviews and film descriptions already abou... Read more

Posted on November 30, 2005 11:17

Food-related film, art, design and culture in Amsterdam

Starting next week culiblog is feeding itself with food-related films from the Shadow and IDFA documentary film festivals. Themes such as the family farm, food distribution, foodstore owners, olive trees, Japanese home cooking and of course globalisation, feature prominently in my selection. The N... Read more

Posted on November 17, 2005 11:46


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