Friday, 16 March 2018


Artist-filmmakers scorn when mainstream film plots explain things too much for an audience, it simply ruins the mystery. 
Letting people observe the characters is more rewarding for them because time is meaningless in cinema, it is eternal.
The thrill of watching non-professional actors & relishing their mistakes: as if you're watching a behind the scenes film, tricks the the viewer into not knowing if they are experiencing fact or fiction, while focusing on the dark side of cinema.

  • Borderline (1930) - Kenneth Macpherson
  • Herostratus (1967) - Don Levy
  • Loon (2017) - Fabrizio Federico
  • The Lacey Rituals (1973) - Bruce Lacey & Jill Bruce
  • The Sky Trembles & the Earth Is Afraid.. (2015) - Ben Rivers
  • Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) - Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen
  • Blackbird Descending – Tense Alignment (1977) - Malcolm Le Grice
  • Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair (1978) - Susan Shapiro, Esther Ronay & Francine Winham
  • Jubilee (1979) - Derek Jarman
  • So That You Can Live (1982) - Cinema Action
  • London (1994) - Patrick Keiller
  • By Our Selves (2015) - Andrew Kötting
  • Sleep Has Her House (2017) - Scott Barley 

These British experimental feature films; elliptical, black & white with a non-commercial improvised drama, feature much bewilderment with violent passages of avant-garde kinetic abstraction, whose hypnotic compositions & existential puzzles cheerily tests the physicality, endurance and intellect of an audience. 

Experimental DIY with no symmetry usually bewilders modern audiences on first viewings, but what endures is a lasting riddle, similar to a disorientating enigma while stretched out on the psychoanalysis coach of life. A captivating revelation for future cinefiles to discover.