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Click here to ediI shall be screening four short films at the Hong Kong PUFF International Underground Film Festival this JUNE. Anyone in that part of the world who attends some screenings please enjoy the festival. http://hkpuff.com
A selection of Arctic/Antarctic intimateGEOGRAPHY films will be shown in the experimental film category. The footage includes – a newly born Weddell seal pup, a waterfall of blood, a long trudge over blue ice and two male elephant seals battling over geography including the right to mate with female seals. I believe that we are all connected to a bit of geography via our senses but sometimes this makes no sense to me at all therefore I get confused about which bit of geography I should connect to. Perhaps this spatial fluffiness I speak of is a form of deterritorialization. If so I am one very deterritorialized character who has for years been attempting to lessen the space between “us and them” on a very personal but global level. While attempting this I have widened the space between myself and where I stand locally. As I move so often it is understandable that I have not sunk deep roots anywhere for thirty years but I have been able to somehow make the foreign familiar. The price I have paid for this is that familiar is now slightly foreign to me.
Autumn colours are here, grapes have been plucked and more snow falls on the mountains. This all adds up to the oncoming winter so I best chop some wood. The past months I am sure I have been consuming too much coffee and cigarettes. Such naughtiness must cease but it probably will not. A great deal more naughtiness is to be found in the Argentinean government who seem to be doing a great deal of naughty things on many levels. Making life for most Argentineans very difficult. To vent frustrations a wild night in Mendoza was implemented involving a Tango evening and then marching about in anti government protests. This territory needs some Spring cleaning but the weather tells me that sadly this is not possible now.