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Matt Turner

Matt Turner is a writer and programmer based in London. He has written for places including MUBI Notebook, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, Variety, BOMB Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail, and runs the experimental film screening series LOST FUTURES.

 

Articles by Matt Turner

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  • The fabric of freedom: Laura Huertas Millán’s ethnographic filmmaking

    Rooted in anthropology and documentary practices, the distinctive films of the French-Colombian filmmaker and artist explore complicated structures of freedom, writes Matt Turner. 

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Sight & Sound articles

  • Nathaniel Dorsky’s Arboretum Cycle: the photosynthesis of film

    The artist-filmmaker captures a rare sculptural quality of light in his latest work, which comprises seven films of plant life in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, plunging the audience into the undergrowth, writes Matt Turner.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Features

  • Film highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

    The 25th edition of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival was something of a feast of new nonfiction. We invited five of our contributors in attendance to tip us to their top finds.

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Festivals

  • Scott Barley’s eternal gloaming

    One-man wild landscape artist Scott Barley has been creating elegantly etherealised collages of nature’s sublime since 2012 – usually shot at dusk, sometimes including horses. “It’s when I feel most alive,” he tells Matt Turner upon the release of his first feature, Sleep Has Her House – “to be in such awe that you’re rendered small, meaningless and afraid.”

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Interviews

  • Margaret Salmon in the round

    Tramway Glasgow’s retrospective of 20 years of the trans-Atlantic artist’s movies brings together her major works, minor and marginalia, and even a live performance of 2017’s Mm, into a marvellous whole, says Matt Turner.

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Festivals

  • SLEEPCINEMAHOTEL: Apichatpong curates our dreams in Rotterdam

    At IFFR, the Thai director created a dormitory-cinema, where silent films are projected onto a giant screen – and perhaps into the subconsciousness of the sleeping audience too, writes Matt Turner.

    Sunday, February 4, 2018

    Festivals

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