Earlier this year I had the pleasure of speaking with Sasha Frere-Jones for NPR, we covered a lot of ground!
In my opinion, Paul Clipson is one of the most vital experimental filmmakers active in North America right now. His work over the past decade or so, has been utterly transfixing and he’s developed an entirely original and personal language of in camera processing of images. It’s hard to believe that none of what you see is created outside the camera during the filming itself. Paul is simply some kind of magician! He makes a special kind of visual magic that utilises exclusively elements of the everyday and then warps and layers them within the camera creating something that absolutely transcends the reality from which they are borrowed!
LAWRENCE ENGLISH USA OPTIMISM 2017
MAR 25 BROOKLYN, NY @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER
MAR 26 BROOKLYN, NY @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER PRESENTING THE RADICAL LISTENER MASTERCLASS
MAR 28 CHICAGO, IL @ THE EMPTY BOTTLE
MAR 29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE LAB
MAR 31 LOS ANGELES, CA @ ZEBULON
APRIL 5 IOWA CITY, IA MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL
APRIL 7 LOS ANGELES, CA @VOLUME PRESENTING THE RADICAL LISTENER MASTERCLASS
Myself and long term colleague Seb Chan decided it was a good time to talk Cruel Optimism. The result is this long read.