‘The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ is a 2006 documentary directed and produced by Sophie Fiennes, scripted and presented by Slavoj Žižek. It explores a number of films from a psychoanalytic theoretical perspective. “‘The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Žižek, acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Žižek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour. ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ cuts its cloth from the very world of the movies it discusses; by shooting at original locations and from replica sets it creates the uncanny illusion that Žižek is speaking from ‘within’ the films themselves. Together the three parts construct a compelling dialectic of ideas.”
Needless to say, it’s a must-have on your shelf. ‘The Pervert’s Guide’ is self-distributed by P Guide Ltd. The DVD of the documentary is available at Amazon and other online retailers.
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Gabriel García Márquez, teaching one of his courses at his “school without walls”—the Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism.
From Silvana Paternostro’s essay “Three Days with Gabo.”
Cennetoğlu and Özcan collaborate with a new-age healer
Rodeo Gallery on Sıraselviler Street off İstanbul’s Taksim Square presents the collaboration of acclaimed artists Banu Cennetoğlu and Yasemin Özcan.
Cennetoğlu is known for her interest in printing material and the İstanbul Art Research Association (BAS), an open archive project she initiated, that collects and features artist publications from all around the world.
“What is it that you are worried about?” is a project in which the two artists have combined their power into a multi-layered, interdisciplinary video work and a printed material accompanying it.
Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
"Any time you talk to anyone about something that they love, they’re, like, their most beautiful. It’s a cool gift to get to talk to people about what they love."