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Arash Akbari & Spekki Webu – Veiled Fluxes

Arash Akbari    Spekki Webu   

A new track and video clip from an artistic match made in heaven

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mystics

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Air

Milo Sharafeddine   

Nonlinearity is not just a collision of times, but an indifference to time

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director's commentary

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Director's Commentary: Femke Hears a Who by Clementine Edwards and Alexander Iezzi

Clementine Edwards    Alexander Iezzi   

Femke from Brabant explores life in Rotterdam, attracting the detritus of memories and encounters like a magnet as they go. For this Director’s Commentary, Clementine Edwards and Alexander Iezzi have written a voiceover for a previously voiceless video.

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Dasha's Kitchen: My magical grilled cheese sandwich recipe

Dasha Ilina   

A grilled cheese sandwich is sometimes used as a metaphor for an algorithm. Making a grilled cheese sandwich is so easy! It only takes a few simple steps, just like a basic algorithm.

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art commission

Release Screening: Amulet by Molly Palmer

Molly Palmer   

Stay tuned for Molly Palmer’s Amulet, the fifth art commission for The Couch. The commission, a video work, will be the final act in the Mystics of the Chthulucene research programme.

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digital zine

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Daydreaming Object

Kai-Hsiang Wen   

A Series of Melting Slices

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digital zine

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Back to My Dream

Yichun Liu    Kefeng Xu   

A glitch in response to a prophecy

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digital zine

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The Marsh Lily

Lucie Briand   

Sappho's sphere of Antiquity sends you back to a nostalgic world overwhelmed by a violent desire for unconditional love.

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digital zine

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Nightmare of Internet Rules

Christoph Wimmer    Alicia Borssén   

The internet is a place where nightmares and daydreams can be materialized.

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digital zine

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Loneliness

Nissa Kinzhalina   

When it loses its balance
Your mind is tired

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digital zine

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In Search of My Childhood Nightmares

Thibaud Boto   

Protecting the monsters of Madagascar from a second colonization

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digital zine

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Elements Shown in Dream Interpretation

Xi Chen   

Elements which show in our dreams have their own meanings.

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mystics

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Androids Dream

David Blandy   

A temporary screening of a work by British artist David Blandy, the guest on the fourth episode of our collaboration with Future Artefacts FM.

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director's commentary

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Director's Commentary: Rabbit 314 by Hsu Che-Yu

Hsu Che-Yu   

Hsu Che-Yu secured the body of a dead rabbit from the animal research facility where his grandmother used to work in her youth. Together with scriptwriter Chen Wan-Yin and a glove puppeteer, they made the rabbit come alive– as imagined by humans.

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Old Child

Mitko Mitkov   

Old Child is a piece for soft voice and eerie sounds. It is an artifact of a certain time and place, as well as a tribute to the ghosts inhabiting it. An old child does not show interest in playing with their peers but prefers to spend their time listening to seniors talking about long-gone times.

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director's commentary

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Director's Commentary: DEADPAN BUSTED by Aukje Dekker

Aukje Dekker   

For this Director’s Commentary, Aukje Dekker reads the e-mail she wrote to Steve McQueen in 2016, and dives into McQueen's Dead Pan (1997), which in turn is a remake of Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) by Buster Keaton, of which her own DEADPAN is an reenactment.

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mystics

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POV: Time To Influence Your Targeted Ads

Ginevra Petrozzi   

"Define your 'perfect future' in positive and using the present tense (ex: not ‘I would like to do’, but ‘I do’). Imagine that you have reached your goal overnight: tomorrow morning, how do you realise that the transformation has taken place?"

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mystics

podcast

Future Artefacts Episode 3: Jan Berger

Future Artefacts FM   

For the 3rd episode of our collaboration with Future Artefacts FM, hosts Nina and Niamh talk with Jan Berger, the founder of Mythical Institution, about what magic looks like in game worlds and the limitations of magical tropes and expectations, such as their preference for mediaeval villages, steampunk gadgetry or queer-coded villains.

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mystics

podcast

Retrograde: An Outlook (Excerpt)

Jan Berger   

A temporary screening of a video by Jan Berger, the guest on the third episode of our collaboration with Future Artefacts FM.

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director's commentary

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Director's Commentary: The guest, the host & the ghost by Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo   

‘What are we if not a brief balance between actions that are not specifically human?’ For this Director’s Commentary, Lorena Solís Bravo weaves together biological research, poetry and queer sensibilities of care into a beautiful audio essay.

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Director’s Commentary tɯ:nar tɯ:n:a:q ihijbit by sata taas

sata taas   

In this special version of tɯ:nar tɯ:n:a:q ihijbit for our Director’s Commentary series, sata taas members speak to, or with, the video, invoking the solidarity between Indigenous peoples of the Arctic and the land, the spirits, animals and plants they share territory with. 

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Director's Commentary: Morpher by Kévin Bray

Kévin Bray   

In a beautifully timed spoken essay, Kévin dives into the theory behind the ever-shifting landscape he says he will continue developing over his whole life.

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