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FOUR BY THREE MAGAZINE

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On Revenge and Tragedy in Cinema and Life

PEDRO COSTA

Is life dramatic or tragic? Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Portuguese director Pedro Costa talks to four by three magazine about the nature of reality, ethics, the responsibility of an artist, his working unique methods, time and death, tragedy and drama, music and sound and the importance of criticism.

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Death 24 x a Second

LAURA MULVEY

Has cinema died? British film theorist and avant-garde filmmaker Laura Mulvey talks to four by three magazine about the ontological shift from celluloid to digital, reality, temporality and truth, addressing how film is caught between stillness and movement and how death is ingrained in the materiality of film.

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The Proximity of Life & Death

CRISTI PUIU

Where do you put the camera to get a glimpse of our imminent extinction? Critically-acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu talks to four by three magazine about cinema as entertainment and art, the responsibility of an artist, reality and fiction, truth and being, his fascination with death and Albert Camus, asking what makes life worth living?

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Years that Passed & Years to Come

JOANNA HOGG

How do you succeed as a filmmaker, despite the increasing challenges? Award-winning British director Joanna Hogg talks to four by three magazine about her films and collective A Nos Amours, the fascination and fallibility of memory, artistic inspiration and expression and the importance of cinema.

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A Moment of Innocence and Rebellion

MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF

Is cinema saturated with the wrong intentions? Iranian filmmaker, writer and human right activist Mohsen Makhmalbaf talked to four by three about the purpose of cinema, how it relates to art, politics and philosophy, while recounting his collaboration with Abbas Kiarostami on Close-Up and the continuous censorship he is subject to.

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Cemetery of Silence

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

Can artistic expression flourish under censorship? Or is the freedom of speech essential for creativity? Acclaimed Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks to four by three about the medium of film, questions concerning time and how these relate to Buddhism and what cinema teaches us about perception, dreams, death, Plato’s cave and reality.

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Being Silence

BECKY BEASLEY

How can art introduce ambiguity into our experience of the everyday? Artist Becky Beasley talks to four by three about her practice, muteness as a form of resistance, the liminal space between photography and sculpture, and the place of death in the photographic image.

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Reverberations

SUSAN PHILIPSZ

How does sound transform the spaces we inhabit? four by three talks to artist Susan Philipsz about her practice, sound as a form of sculpture, the politics of silence and song, vocalising forgotten histories and the ethical challenges of remembrance.

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10 Minutes with Raymond Geuss on Nihilism

RAYMOND GEUSS

Is nihilism the most important philosophical problem of our present? Philosopher Raymond Geuss talks to four by three in this video about our misconception of nihilism, outlining three ways of questioning it, while asking whether nihilism is a philosophical or a historical problem and whether we are truly nihilists or might simply be confused.

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Treatise on the Human Condition

ROY ANDERSSON

What does it mean to be human and is art able to capture it? Award-winning Swedish director Roy Andersson talks to four by three about his Living Trilogy, contemporary cinema, the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, the frailty of the human condition, while addressing the purpose of art and cinema.

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Nietzsche as Immoralist

MAUDEMARIE CLARK

Why did Nietzsche think that morality is harmful to humanity? In this two part interview philosopher Maudemarie Clark talks to four by three about Nietzsche’s ethics, morality as an internalized form of cruelty, and the importance of genealogy as a tool for ethical criticism.

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Bad New Days

HAL FOSTER

What is the relationship between contemporary capitalism and art? Art critic and historian Hal Foster talks to four by three magazine about the shifting practices of the avant-garde, artists Isa Genzken and Thomas Hirschhorn, while addressing whether art can resist the present nihilistic world in an age often defined as post-critical.

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The Club

PABLO LARRAIN

How do you depict religious abuse and guilt in the aesthetic context of cinema? Director Pablo Larraín talks to four by three about his latest film The Club, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale 2015, the ethical complexity of theological rationale, the responsibility of filmmakers and the violence of our own consciousness.

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A World Without Why

RAYMOND GEUSS

Does the world suffer from relativism and nihilism or is it imbued with meaning after all? Philosopher Raymond Geuss talks to four by three about his book A World Without Why, why clarity can be a function of repression, constructive versus radical criticism, and the role of art within philosophy.

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Why The World Does Not Exist

MARKUS GABRIEL

Does the world itself exist? German philosopher Markus Gabriel talks to four by three about his latest book Why the World Does Not Exist, tackling the big questions of ontology, why we should abandon metaphysics and why his theory of fields of sense can help us overcome the failures of post-modernism.

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