Sally Potter Retrospective at MoMA

In 2012 the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York presented a retrospective of Sally’s film and video work, opening on July 7 with the US premiere of a digitally-remastered version of the Oscar-nominated ORLANDO, followed by Continue reading

Travel and Ash

Snow Hut

Stranded in Barcelona (after giving a master-class as part of the exemplary ‘Four Corners‘ scheme which has participants from East and West Europe) due to volcanic ash in the atmosphere – which somehow has a mythic quality to it – I find myself contemplating the future of travel; or at least mine. Continue reading

Ah, Music!

Last week Fred Frith and I did a masterclass on film and music at Goldsmiths College, linked to my retrospective at the BFI. After some deliberation I decided to use PLAY – a short film I had made when I was about nineteen – whose enforced silence (having long since lost the original live sound-recording in an endless sequence of house moves) seemed to invite the possibility of a new score. Continue reading

Joy

It was pure joy to sit on a platform with Tilda again the other night. The digitally re-mastered ORLANDO looked and sounded fully present, with the colours as vibrant as they were originally intended to be.

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Looking Forward

A retrospective of my films starts this week in London. It is a strange moment. Has that much time passed already? And just who is the stranger who did this stuff behind my back?

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