A commemoration: Raúl Ruiz died on this day in 2011
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A commemoration: Raúl Ruiz died on this day in 2011

A short sequel to my last post, this time to commemorate Prof. Raúl Ruiz’s death 7 years ago today. Below we have new trailers for The Wandering Soap Opera, a film he shot in 1990 which is finally being released in Chilean cinemas on 6th September, and for his widow Valeria Sarmiento’s Mysteries of Lisbon prequel, … Continue reading

A tribute and an invocation: Raúl Ruiz was #botd in 1941
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A tribute and an invocation: Raúl Ruiz was #botd in 1941

The great, sadly missed filmmaker Raúl Ruiz was born 77 years ago today. Since his death in 2011, he has unfortunately been releasing fewer and fewer feature films. The most recent was The Wandering Soap Opera which finally premiered at Locarno last August to the customary mix of elation and puzzlement, before dipping from sight. As … Continue reading

Sue Jane Taylor: updates from the deck
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Sue Jane Taylor: updates from the deck

What follows is a sequel to my earlier post: Thursday 21 June: A panel on the top floor of the SDRL, held in conjunction with Taylor’s View from the Deck exhibition at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, brought together 4 women to share their perspectives on the oil and gas industries: Taylor herself, writer Esther Woolfson, Oil & Gas UK CEO Deirdre Michie and, … Continue reading

Decommissioning and the Jigsaw of Alternative Futures
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Decommissioning and the Jigsaw of Alternative Futures

  Scottish artist Sue Jane Taylor’s The Age of Oil is on display in the SDRL ground-floor gallery until 8 July, feeling like an exhibition from a future which cannot be imagined without engagement with the past. She carefully collects, reassembles and displays the colours, sounds and lives of the manmade metal islands often referred … Continue reading