At the moment, I’m working on several different projects.
Since 2018, I’ve been working as part of the Slow Film Festival programming team, a position I enjoy very much. The number of good slow films, in particular by young talented directors from around the world, surprises me every year. I’m looking forward to 2021, when we will hopefully have a physical festival again; in the middle of nowhere, i.e. the English countryside, surrounded by cows.
In spring 2021, I joined the editorial board of In Vivo Arts, a new bilingual online journal, which seeks to bridge academia and praxis. Launched by Alexandru Bumbas, In Vivo will see its first edition go live around December 2021. The first call for contributions was published early June.
I’m also preparing the 10th anniversary of The Art(s) of Slow Cinema, which will consist of a small number of online talks and, hopefully, a physical event somewhere in the Scottish countryside in 2022. It’s going to be amazing to celebrate this achievement and I hope that a lot of you will be able to join. Keep your eyes peeled for news!
As of May 2021, I’ve been part of an external Comité de Suivi de Thèse of a doctoral student based at Montpellier (France), who works on the cinema(s) of Albert Serra, Lisandro Alonso and Carlos Reygadas.