Category Archives: heroes

Mark Fisher

We were deeply saddened to hear that Mark Fisher, the cultural theorist, died last week. When we were starting the Bioskop in early 2010 I went (almost randomly) to a talk by Mark on his recently published book Capitalist Realism. … Continue reading

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Nan Goldin

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Here’s a scene from Stephen Frear’s 1987 biopic of Joe Orton – “Prick Up Your Ears” (say it five times in a row quickly).  The film is based on Orton’s diaries – a high proportion of which deal with meeting … Continue reading

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Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore (born Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe) were surrealist writers who made photographs – Cahun posed as the strange and glittering  shape-shifting subject and Moore operated a thirty year old Kodak pocket folding camera. In the … Continue reading

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Jean Rouch

Jean Rouch was a revolutionary filmmaker who was always aware of the power relationship between the observer and the observed in his ethnographic documentaries, and constantly sought out strategies to upset and dismantle that hierarchy. Here’s Les Maitres Fous from … Continue reading

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Peaches

This is our favourite Peaches’ video, Lose you where our hero turns her bedroom into an expanded cinema… This footage of her live on the Henry Rollins’ show is astounding too…

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