KIRAC talk – Assholes, Dostoyevski, Mai Spijkers
What Peter Vack, the director and writer of the film Assholes, can learn from Dostoyevski’s use of ‘supercharacters’, how you can make the petty characters that you want to tell stories about, enormous. And Kate’s experience at the garden party of Dutch publisher Mai Spijkers.
Tags: Assholes, Peter Vack, Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevski, Raskolnikov, Svidrigailov, Porfiry, Betsey Brown, Jack Dunphy, Dasha Nekrasova, The Scary of Sixty-First, Ryan Trecartin, Psychoanalysis, NYC, Jewish culture, intimacy, Mai Spijkers, Prometheus books
35 minutes, 2022 sept 7
KIRAC movie talk – The Scary of Sixty-First
Dasha Nekrasova’s Scary is filled with female characters engaging in lesbian love and some sex with unimpressive male dorks. A dominant, aggressive, male entity is present however, but only in a distant, metaphysical symbolic sense: in the form of Jeffrey Epstein and the mystery that surrounds him. What is the meaning of this? Whilst talking about the film and its quality as a film, Kate and Stefan stumble upon this question and try to answer it.
Some other artist and artworks that come up:
Ryan trecartin, Citizen Kane, Marilyn Monroe, Taxi Driver, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Taylor, Red Scare, I hate myself:) by Joanna Arnow, Britney spears, Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Lilya4ever, Easy rider, Blow Up.
54 minutes, 2022 Aug 10
KIRAC movie talk – Midsommar
Kate and Stefan discuss Ari Aster’s Midsommar and other things that pop up. Such as: Cannibal Holocaust, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Salo, Death in venice, Funny Games, The Shining, Blair Witch Project, The most beautiful boy in the world (Björn Andrésen), Medea, Primo Levi, Vera Mulder (redacteur vooroordelen De Correspondent), Rihanna & Amber Heard. (link tmrw)
57 minutes, 2022 Jul 20
KIRAC movie talk – Salò, or the 120 days of Sodom
Kate and Stefan discuss Pasolini’s 1975 film Salò, fascism, mediocrity and morose monumental marxist film making. As we are in the middle of making a new long feature film, which is a hardcore process of giving birth to the unknown, it’s nice to document and upload these light, intimate conversations that Kate and me anyway have after watching a movie. Of course the camera has an influence: if you reference something you must make sure that the audience get’s it as well, in stead of moving on swiftly, relying on the library of references you build up whilst in a relationship. But otherwise I try to keep these conversations as natural as possible. I hope you enjoy them too.
14 minutes, 2022 Jul 6
KIRAC movie talk – Balzac’s ‘Lost Illusions’ by Giannoli
About the film adaptation of Balzac’s novel ‘Lost Illusions’ by director Xavier Giannoli, but also very much about Balzac and what he means for art & artists today. And: Amadeus, Milos Forman, Girls, Lena Dunham, Quentin Tarantino, Philp & Inge van den Hurk.
107 minutes, 2022 Jun 16
KIRAC Movie Talk – “What is a woman” by Matt Walsh ft. Cameron David Moreno
Milo Yiannopoulos, Jordan Peterson, Archetypes, Bildung, America versus Europe, Sex, Medea, Lord Byron
43 minutes, 2020 Jun 8
KIRAC Diary ‘Tales of a KIRAC intern’
11 minutes. 2020 Feb 26
KIRAC Talk ‘Artist Luca Bertolo interviews KIRAC for Artribune magazine’
Artist Luca Bertolo interviewed us for Artribune Magazine. This is the video I shot of the entire conversation.I think I get into a flow from question 4 and onwards, minute 13:30. Before that it might be interesting but I’m still a bit inside my head, the words coming out a bit vague and abstract.
Things discussed: Thomas Bernhard, Mozart, Emmanuel Kant, Well-fare state.
Article here (In Italian) 40 minutes, 2020, Feb 17
Podcast #2 ‘KIRAC goes Russia with Alexander Shilov’
Alexander Shilov invites us to Russia because he likes KIRAC. He wants us to do something in Moscow. He’s concerned with the state of the Moscow art scene and the possibilities for artists there. He makes his money as a yacht-broker travelling back and forth between Ibiza en Moscow. It was a great honour to tell him about the program I’m developing to groom art collectors into real Patrons, which could prove very beneficial for Moscow. This program involves portraiture in the literary tradition of Dostoyevski and Balzac. I don’t know how compatible the program I’m proposing is with the Anglo-Saxon / American way of thinking, because these guys are so utilitarian in everything cultural they do. I think what we are trying to do is a very European / Russian / Eastern thing. That’s why I think we have great chances in Russia.
2020 september 25, 12 minutes
Podcast #1 ‘The Video PhD’
Featuring Mathieu Weggeman
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2020 september 3, 1 hour 9 minutes.