Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Electric Sheep podcast: Experimental film as performance art

February 19, 2009 2 Comments

Electric Sheep podcast: Experimental film as performance art

Electric Sheep podcast:
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Interviews originally broadcast 30/10/08 and 12/02/09 on


In this episode we’re looking at how experimental cinema and experimental approaches to cinema recycle and reuse intriguing images from the past. Later in the podcast Alex Fitch talks to Wajid Yaseen, the artistic director of Ear Cinema about their touring project Late Noon Sun which uses silent movie tropes and iconography in a haunting theatrical installation about murder and magic that combines projection and performance in an immersive 360 degree experience.

Late Noon Sun is next on at The Colchester Arts Centre on the 18th of February 2009 and for future performances please visit for more info.

Also, we’ve reunited the presenters of Resonance FM’s long missed radio show Midnight Sex Talk for a preview of the short films of experimental filmmaker Jeff Keen which are about to be shown at the BFI southbank and elsewhere and released in a new definitive box set.,
MST co-presenter Kim Morgan joins us later in the show and for the rest of the time we’re talking to presenter Tania Glyde who also worked as the agony aunt for Time Out magazine and has recently written the book “Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived”, which has just been published in paperback.

Jeff Keen’s films mix found footage of pop culture items and iconography combined with experimental scenes of domesticity, landscapes and violence. There are four compilations of Jeff’s work being shown at the BFI Southbank over the next two weeks and in March at various cinemas in Bristol, Hastings and Belfast, more info about which you can find at and also in March a definitive 4 DVD box set is being released on their label. For this podcast’s review of his work,Alex Fitch sat down with Tania and we watched 7 of Keen’s films in a row with Kim joining us for the 8th and stopped after each one to record our immediate thoughts on what we’d just watched.

Screenings of Keen’s work are on at the BFI Southbank on the 17th, 19th, 25th and 27th of this month February 2009, and you can find more info at

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at
To find out more about Electric Sheep Screenings, please click here and for the magazine, please visit

Links: Jeff Keen– More info on the BFI’s Jeff Keen season and DVD box set
Listen to Kim’s previous film reviews
Tania’s blog and info about her book Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived
Alex’s early radio appearances on episodes of Midnight Sex Talk concerning “Movies”, “Censorship”, “Death” and “Psychos”!
Visit the archive of Tania and Kim’s previous shows at
Wajid Yaseen His cinema / theatre group’s website including info on Late Noon Sun
Wikipedia page on “3D Sound”
Listen to Alex’s interview with Peter Greenaway

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Electric Sheep news:

Tom Humberstone exhibition at Orbital

The comic shop Orbital which Marc Ellerby waxed lyrical about in a recent Panel Borders, have relocated to 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JF (previously the Photographer’s Gallery).
Orbital appropriately now also have an exhibition space, which opened with a selection of new art pages by Tom Humberstone from the latest issue of his Eagle award winning title: How to date a girl in ten days.

More info at /


Here’s Johnny Screening on More4

The excellent documentary Here’s Johnny about artist John (Nemesis the Warlock, Judge Dredd) Hicklenton’s battle with multiple sclerosis is being shown tonight (17/02/09) at 10pm on More4. The film includes great examples of his work and interviews with the likes of Pat Mills and Glenn Fabry…
More info about the film on its official site.

Today’s shows: Tom Humberstone talks to Adrian Tomine / The short films of Jeff Keen‏

February 12, 2009 2 Comments

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip: The work of Adrian Tomine

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Continuing Indie comics month on Strip!: Eagle Award winning writer and artist Tom Humberstone will be talking to American comic book creator Adrian Tomine who writes and draws the comic book Optic Nerve, originally self published and now serialised by Drawn and Quarterly. Collections of short stories from the comic, entitled Summer Blonde and Sleepwalk, have just been published in the UK by Faber and Faber.
Adrian is also the editor of a series of collections of the work of underground manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi including Abandon the old in Tokyo and The Push Man and other stories. Tom and Adrian talk about working in comics, Adrian’s artistic influences and interests, his graphic novel Shortcomings and his involvement in bringing Tatsumi’s work to the attention of a new generation in the West.

5pm 12/02/09, repeated 11.30pm 15/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast at

Links: Adrian’s website
Buy Adrian’s books from Drawn and Quarterly, Faber and Faber and Forbidden Planet International
Article on Summer Blonde in Time Magazine
Tom’s website
Listen to Alex Fitch and Tom Humberstone chat about David Lynch, Dark City and Tom’s comics

I’m ready for my close-up: The strange short films of Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

For one night only (unless we inveigle them into doing more), the team of Resonance’s long missed Sunday night show Midnight Sex Talk are reunited on air for a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up
Alex Fitch talks to Tania Glyde and Kim Morgan about the films of experimental film maker Jeff Keen, whose work is about to be showcased in 4 programmes at the BFI Southbank over the next couple of weeks and in a definitive DVD box set. Keen’s work ranges from comic book inspired free-for-alls featuring cameos by The Flash, The Spirit and Mickey Mouse, to vaguely erotic scenes of debauchery in squats, and apocalyptic visions in ancient quarries.
Tania, Kim and Alex look at the variety of images and found footage in Keen’s work and try to answer the inevitable question: “What does it all mean?”…

10.30pm 12/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / extended podcast 18/02/09 at

Links: More info on the BFI’s Jeff Keen season and DVD box set
Listen to Kim’s previous film reviews
Tania’s blog and info about her book Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived
Alex’s early radio appearances on episodes of Midnight Sex Talk concerning “Movies”, “Censorship”, “Death” and “Psychos”!
Visit the archive of Tania and Kim’s previous shows at

Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, August ’07

August 24, 2007

Looking for something to do on a rainy August bank holiday? Why not listen to Resonance FM‘s latest Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released this month at ‘Art House’ cinemas in London for advice… This show is presented by Alex Fitch with contributions from Virginie Sélavy (editor of Electric Sheep Magazine) and Kim Morgan (former presenter of the Resonance FM show Midnight Sex Talk, whose birthday it is today)… In this episode there’s also an exclusive interview with Sandhya Suri, director of I for India.

You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Films reviewed include I for India, Transylvania, 12:08 East of Bucharest, Born and Bred and Hallam Foe.

Links: You can read print versions of Virginie’s reviews in Electric Sheep Magazine where you’ll also find a transcript of Alex’s interview with Sandhya.
More info about what’s on at the ICA and the Renoir
Londonnet‘s guide to all the times and locations of all films currently showing in the Capital’s cinemas

(mp3 format, 36mins / 34.1mb)

Podcast: The best films of 2006

December 29, 2006 2 Comments

Last night’s show is now ready to download
(mp3 format, 26.5mb)

Tonight’s show: The best films of 2006

December 28, 2006 2 Comments

It’s the end of the year show… Alex Fitch asks various broadcasters and previous guests of I’m ready for my close-up to name their favourite film of the last 12 months. Guests include Emma Smart (BFI), Kim Morgan (Midnight Sex Talk), Kev. F. Sutherland (The Beano), Kai Clear (Film-maker), Grant Rogers (Artist / animator) and Toby Haggith (Head of cinema programming, IWM).

Other links: IWM student film festival
Alex’s film reviews

10.30pm Resonance 104.4 FM / streamed at