Literary Nonfiction. Film. Art. VIDEOLOGY 2 continues Louis Armand's broad-ranging critique of realism in film, visual arts and literature. From Nam June Paik's experimental TV to the militant cinema of Pontecorvo, Fassbinder and Godard; from Karel Teige's cine-poetics to Neo-Attack; from anti-American filmographies of Petit, Jarmusch and Wenders, to the "cinema at the end of the world." Includes essays on Robert Fuest, Gene Youngblood, Vilem Flusser, Charlotte Moorman, Yves Klein, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Amos Poe, Andy Warhol, John Cassavetes, Russ Meyer, Brian De Palma, Jerry Schatzberg, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg, Liliana Cavani, Alex Cox, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Emir Kusturica, György Pálfi.
Louis Armand is a writer and visual artist who has lived in Prague since 1994. He has worked as an editor and publisher, and as a subtitles technician at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and is an editor of VLAK magazine. He is the author of eight novels, including Breakfast at Midnight in 2012, "a perfect modern noir, presenting Kafka's Prague as a bleak, monochrome singularity of darkness, despair and edgy, dry existentialist hardboil" (Richard Marshall, 3:AM), CAIRO (Equus Press, 2014; short listed for the Guardian's Not-the-Booker Prize), and THE COMBINATIONS (Equus Press, 2016). Described as "Robert Pinget does Canetti (in drag in Yugoslavia)," Armand's third novel Clair Obscur was published by Equus in 2011. His previous novel, Menudo (Antigen), was hailed as "unrelenting, a flying wedge, an encyclopaedia of the wasteland, an uzi assault pumping desolation lead... inspiring!" (Thor Garcia, author of The News Clown). He's also the author of VIDEOLOGY 1 and 2 (Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2015 and 2017) Author City: PRAGUE CZE