Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) and The White Review present White Screen, an online project exploring the relationship between artists’ film and new writing. Launched earlier this summer White Screen will present a newly selected artists’ film each month – for a limited period – alongside specially-commissioned essays.

Drawing on FVU’s extensive history of commissioning, producing and supporting artists’ film, White Screen enables important works to be accessed afresh by a generation who might not otherwise have encountered them. Reflecting on the changing role of artists’ moving image in the digital age – its production, consumption and dissemination – each new essay provides a contemporary response to a historical moment.

Phil Collins
Marxism Today by Phil Collins

At the time of writing, Phil Collins’ Marxism Today, 2010 was up on White Screen. This film tells the stories of former Marxism-Leninism teachers in Communist East Germany. Nina Power Philosophy teacher at the University of Roehampton and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art has written a response to Collins’ film, which you can read here.

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