Author Archives: Jeff K

The Other Guys as Post-Crash Comedy

While The Kingdom by and large confined its geopolitical context to the opening credits, The Other Guys – the new Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg cop-buddy comedy that opened at number 1 in the States last week – confines it to … Continue reading

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‘the resourceful past cobbling it all together’

The above images are taken from the digital version of Ania Soliman’s Natural Object Rant: The Pineapple (2007-9), which was at this years Whitney Biennial. While the piece doesn’t trace the global commodity chain that puts pineapples in our supermarkets, … Continue reading

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Joseph Losey’s Pete Roleum and His Cousins (1939)

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The History of ‘America’s Kingdom’ in Three Minutes

Apologies for the bad quality but above is the intro to Peter Berg’s 2007 thriller The Kingdom. It is the most captivating part of the film by some distance.

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Opening Credits of Lord of War

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Mapping the War in Afghanistan

Click the image to go to the Guardian’s Afghan War Logs.

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Whose map is it? at Iniva

There is a new cartography related show opening at the Iniva in Shoreditch on June 2nd.

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Cartography between Science, Art and Politics: Philippe Rekacewicz + Eyal Weizman Speaking at Goldsmiths

27 May 2010, Richard Hoggart Building, Room 309 Goldsmiths, University of London 17.00-19.00 Maps are not the same thing as territory. At best they are only a representation of reality on the ground. Maps merely reveal what map-makers or their … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism as Horror: Wolfen and the Political Unconscious of Real Estate

‘The South Bronx and Wall Street, what’s the connection?’, wonders an expert on the psychology of terrorism mid-way through the 1981 horror film Wolfen. For those not from NY, the South Bronx is not an exact location and its boundaries … Continue reading

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Uneven Geographies at Nottingham Contemporary

Uneven Geographies opens this weekend at Nottingham Contemporary.

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