Robert Bresson

PabloArchive, Cinema, Photography, Thoughts

On a 1983 interview after the release of L’Argent, he said something like that art which is preconceived is not art. That resonates with me in my current work, where I am striving to achieve something which will contoured as the work progresses.

The music of images

PabloArchive, Cinema, Text

In the interview that Victor Erice gave at the BFI for the re-release of El Sur, he said that Hollywood cinema abuses music, as the images are already dead, a music which is used as an attempt to revive the cinematographic corpse. He spoke about the music inherent in the images themselves, in the cadenza and rhythm of the visual … Read More

Death in a French Garden

PabloArchive, Cinema, Little stories

A couple of evenings ago I re watched Michael Deville’s stylised film on a VHS tape I recorded years ago from the TV. I first saw it in the 1980s in the now defunct Hull Screen. It introduced me to the work of the controversial Polish-Swiss painter Balthus; one of his works, The Street, was, is, one of the inspirations … Read More