The focus of Millennium Film Journal's 61st issue is the international artists' cinema, including articles on works from the Polynesian Islands, Japan, Eastern and Western Europe, and North America. Throughout the world, artists are turning to the moving image as a means of personal expression and thematic exploration. Whether displayed on huge outdoor public screens or hand-held devices, whether captured with tiny recorders carried by drones or huge crane-mounted super-high definition cameras, the movement to lens- and screen-based art is universal.
MFJ 61 includes:
- Martin Rumsby's essay on Polynesian triangle cinema: from Tahiti to New Zealand
- Gareth Polmeer's study of the landscape works of the British artist Chris Welsby.
- Tomonari Nishikawa's in-depth interviews with Tomohiro Nishimura and Akira Mizuyoshi about their own works and the environment for artists' cinema in Japan.
- Amie Siegel's "Provenance" at the Met
- "Cut to Swipe" at MoMA
- Shelly Silver's "Touch"
- "Flotsam Jetsam" by Patty Chang and David Kelley
- Joan Logue at Ryan Lee Gallery
- "Duchamp du Film" at Centre Pompidou