Critical Writing Index

Moving Images of Globalization

by T.J. Demos

Grey Room, 2009, v. 37, pp. 6-29

T.J. Demos offers a critical analysis of Steve McQueen's, Gravesend (2007), exploring the ways in which the short film offers an alternate narrative to the prevailing myth of globalization, challenging its historical inevitability through the blending of the real and the imaginary. Hill also discusses the relationship between documentary and fictional modes of film-making, as well as the risks, advantages and political significance of joining them together. Hill extends his analysis to the Otolith Group's first film, Otolith (2003) and Hito Steyerl's, November (2004).

ITEM 2009.135 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

GravesendSteve McQueen

OtolithOtolith Group

NovemberHito Steyerl