Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

Throughout 2018 Daniel & Clara were artists in residence at Exploding Appendix. As a part of  this residency, they were interviewed by Bradley Tuck about their films, performances and other projects. In the latest installment, they discuss writing and publishing FILM PANIC Magazine. 

Here’s Part 6 of our year long interview which is being conducted by Bradley Tuck as a part of our artist residency at Exploding Appendix.

In this installment we discuss our publication Film Panic Magazine, the ins and outs of our writing process, some key books that have influenced us, and the many contemporary artist filmmakers we have interviewed including Rouzbeh Rashidi, Gurcius Gewdner, Hooroo Jackson, Toby Tatum, David Finkelstein, Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian, Marnie Weber, Scott Barley, Atoosa PourHosseini, Janja Rakuš and Susu Laroche.

“Creative work has its own authority and we are not interested in illustrating any particular theory or anyone’s ideas, not even our own, sometimes the films themselves do not necessarily illustrate our film philosophy, they might even contradict or expand it beyond where we had previously reached with words. Our writing is always an attempt to catch up with ourselves, understand what we are doing and find clues of where we might be heading next.”

“The magazine will no doubt continue to transform and we are not precious about where it goes, for us Film Panic is our public journal and workbook, it is a place to gather our research and document the projects that excite us, so as our work as filmmakers evolves the magazine will too, and it could take us anywhere!”

Read the full text:
An Interview in 12 Parts. Part 6: Film Panic Magazine

Many thanks to Exploding Appendix’s Bradley Tuck for his ongoing support and collaboration!

Daniel & Clara