"Art can’t fix anything. It can just observe and portray. What’s important is that it becomes an object, a thing you can see and talk about and refer to. A film is an object around which you can have a debate, more so than the incident itself. It’s someone’s view of an incident, an advanced starting point."
- Steve McQueen
Richard Mosse: The Impossible Image / 2013 / Frieze
In this clip from Frieze, artist Richard Mosse talks about his celebrated film “The Enclave” (2013), shown in the Irish Pavilion at last year’s 55th Venice Biennale.
Oneohtrix Point Never – “Still Life (Betamale)”/ 2013 / Jon Rafman
"Visual artist Jon Rafman is more than adept at blending IRL and digital spaces, with artworks that explore the forced marriages between art and design. Earlier this year, he told Dazed how he seeks out the sublime online – an impulse which is taken to the bleakest and most savage extremes in the visual realm he created for Oneohtrix Point Never’s looming “Still Life (Betamale)”. Here, filmed and animated scenarios are merged, forming a fresh horror bourne from the detritus of our physical and digital environments.”