Art film or weaponized instructional video? Mind Control Made Easy (or how to become a cult leader), by Carey Burtt, reminds us of Foucault’s description of Anti-Oedipus in the book’s preface: the film is like an art-video anti-fascist manual, teaching you through critique and reproduction the techniques of cult think. Or maybe, like the IDF “deploying” Deleuze and Guattari to turn Palestine into a “smooth space,” you could use the movie to be the L. Ron Hubbard you want to see in the world.
By Thom Donovan
The masochist submits to violence to prepare acts of violent refusal. An interview with poet and filmmaker Cassandra Troyan
In the best documentary films, artifice isn't an obstacle to truth, it's a way in
Horror makes a natural ally with film and video art.