In May Herito published an interview with me on socmodernist architecture in Eastern Europe – you can read it here.
Staging for the End of History: Avant-garde Visions at the Beginning and the End of Communism in Eastern Europe
In 1967 Stanislav Kolibal, the Czech artist, was commissioned to design the August-September cover of Výtvarné Uměni (Fine Arts) (fig … More
In his book La voix au cinéma (The Voice in Cinema), Michel Chion coined the word ‘acousmêtre’ to describe a … More
Cieślewicz’s ‘Forefather’s Eve’ (occasional notes on posters)
This poster produced by Roman Cieślewicz in 1967 has become an iconic image in the history of the People’s Republic of Poland. Designed … More
Sounding the Body Electric – art, cybernetics and electro-acoustic music in Eastern Europe in the 1960s
Neo-Constructivist, light and kinetic art, cybernetic design, concrete and electro-acoustic music were fields of high creativity and experiment … More
Socialist recreation? Amateur film and photography in the People’s Republic of Poland and East Germany
This piece was published in a book which is very difficult to find, so I have posted my contribution below.
Here is a discussion of an undeservedly obscure Polish film, Rewizja Osobista / Personal Search, 1972. It was commissioned by the … More