Guest-edited by Jason Wood, Creative Director of Film and Culture at Manchester’s HOME Cinema.
KINO explores the interaction between cinema and modernism.
Wood elaborates: “I wanted to think of the role the moving image and the physical cinema space plays in our collective lives and consciousness. COVID-19 has been very hostile to art spaces, and there will be more casualties to add to the venues that haunt the landscape like ghosts, re-purposed to house other businesses and other activities. With this in mind, I wanted to commission pieces that served to remind us of the function that any artform plays, especially in a time of crisis.
It is through arts and culture that we can come together to better understand and commune with each other, sometimes agreeing often disagreeing, but nonetheless being exposed to new aesthetics and perspectives that may help us build a better and more egalitarian society.”
KINO ROTTERDAM Jan De Vries // JOHN SIMONS: MODERNIST Mark Baxter // DEMONISATION OF SCI-FI Rebecca Power // IMPENDING ABSCENCE: KOGONADA’S COLUMBUS Jason Wood // ODEON RELICS Philip Butler // UNCOMPLICATED FUTURE: MODERNIST DESIGN IN SPIKE JONZE’S HER Ally Davies // LESS IS MORE: SCORING MUSCLE Nick McKay // THE RENOIR AND AFTER Robert Beeson // LIMINAL STATE Simon Barker // THE GHOSTS OF CINEMA PAST Andy Murray // NON-OBLIQUE STRATEGIES: RAMS AND ENO’S MUSIC FOR FILMS Jason Wood