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Malcolm Le Grice bibliography

Writings on the Artist

  • Malcolm Le Grice, Claire Johnston, More British Sounds, Sight and Sound, BFI, Summer, 1970.
  • On Malcolm Le Grice, Gordon Gow, Films and Filming, February, 1971.
  • The Films of Malcolm Le Grice, John Ducane, Time Out, 25th Feb, 1972.
  • Malcolm Le Grice (British Independents), Jim Pines, Time Out, 6th July, 1972.
  • David Curtis, Experimental Cinema, Studio Vista, 1972.
  • Malcolm Le Grice, David Curtis, Cinema Rising, n.1, 1972.
  • Art & Artists (Special film issue), 1972.
  • Movie Journal (On Malcolm Le Grice), Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, 11th Oct, 1973.
  • Peter Gidal (ed), Structural Film Anthology, bfi, 1976. Buy from
  • Time again for the London Film Festival's Jamboree, Tony Rayns, Time Out, 28th Oct, 1977.
  • After Manet , Deke Dusinberre, Perspectives on British Avant-Garde, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977.
  • Films by Malcolm Le Grice, Deke Dusinberre, A Perspective on English Avant-Garde Film, Arts Council of Great Britain, British Council, 1978. Buy from
  • Emily - Third Person Speculation, Paul Taylor, Time Out, 6th July, 1979.
  • Finnegan's Chin, A.L.Rees, Finnegan's Chin leaflet, BFI, 1979.
  • Film Meant a Change of Direction, Martin Seal, The Guardian, , 4th Oct, 1979.
  • Film as film: formal experiment in film, 1910-1975 , Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1979.
  • Finnegan's Chin, Time Out, 23rd Oct, 1981.
  • Finnegan's Chin, Chris Auty, City Limits, 23rd Oct, 1981.
  • Finnegan's Chin, Simon Field, Monthly Film Bulletin, BFI, December, 1981.
  • Peter Gidal on 'Finnegan's Chin, Undercut, London Filmmakers Co-op, n.5, 1982.
  • The Cinema We Need? Some Notes on Finnegans Chin, Mick Hartney, Undercut, London Filmmakers Co-op, n.5, 1982.
  • The Films of Malcolm LeGrice, City Limits, 18th May, 1984.
  • Gowing, Gowing, Done, Kevin Gough-Yates, Art Monthly, June, 1984.
  • Emily - Third Person Speculation, Michael O'Pray, The Elusive Sign , Arts Council of Great Britain, British Council, 1988.
  • Malcolm Le Grice, Rod Stoneman, A Directory of British Film & Video Artists, The Arts Council of England, University of Luton Press, 1996. Buy from
  • Filmaktion, Greg Kurcewicz, Filmwaves, n.12, 2000.
  • An Overview of Shoot Shoot, Shoot, George Clark, Senses Of Cinema (Brisbane Film Festival)
  • Interview: Maxa Zoller with Malcolm le Grice, Michalka, Matthias (ed) X-Screen: Film Installations and Actions in the 1960s and 1970s,Exhibition catalogue Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien 2004

Books or Sections in Books

  • Hallas, John, Computer Animation, Focal Press 1974. pp 161-168
  • Lipton, Lenny, Independent Film Making, Post-script to UK version, Studio Vista 1974 Buy from
  • Film im Underground, Hein, Ulstein 1975. pp 176-182
  • Abstract Film and Beyond, Studio Vista 1977; MIT 1977. Second edition MIT 1981; Greek translation pub. Ekdozeiz Kaztanioth. 1982 Buy from
  • Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age, BFI Publications, London 2001 Buy from

Main theoretical essays

  • Outline for a Theory of the Development of Television, Cinemantics Number One, January 1970
  • Thoughts on Recent Underground Film, Afterimage no 4. Autumn 1972, pp 78-95
  • Real time/space, Art and Artists December 1972, pp 39-43
  • Presenting Avant-garde Film in London, Film Video Extra No 3. December 1974
  • Material, Material, Materialism, Canyon Cinema News 78-82, 1978, pp 15 -18 (Based on paper delivered Buffalo, May 1976)
  • Kurt Kren, Studio International November/December 1975. Re-printed in Structural Film Anthology (ed. Gidal) BFI Pubs. 1978, pp 56-63
  • On the Flicker by Tony Conrad, Structural Film Anthology (op cit) pp 135-136
  • Stan Brakhage and Malcolm Le Grice Debate, Cinema News 78,3/4, 1978 pp 3-4 and 18-26. Full transcription of public debate between Brakhage and Le Grice, Boulder Colorado December 1977
  • Letters, Peter Gidal and Malcolm Le Grice, Millennium Film Journal, Vol 1 No 2, Spring/Summer 1978, pp 50-57
  • The History We Need, in Film as Film Hayward Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, June 1979, pp 113 - 117. Reprinted in British Avant-Garde Film ed. Michael O'Pray, Arts Council/ University of Luton Press, 1996.
  • Some Introductory Thoughts on Gidal's Films and Theory, BFI Publication. File no 1 Nov 1979 'Peter Gidal, pp 6-9, Re-printed Millennium Film Journal No 13, Fall 1983, pp 19-30
  • Problematizing the Spectator Placement in Film, Undercut no 1, March 1981, pp 13-18 and in Cinema and Language, American Film Institute Monograph Series Vol 1, 1983, pp 50-62 (conference papers Cinema and Language of March 1979 Milwukee) ISBN 0-89093-583-1. Reprinted in The Undercut Reader ed N. Danino and M. Maziere, Walflower Press, London, 2003, pp 22-30.
  • Towards Temporal Economy, Screen Volume 20 3/4 Jan 1980, pp 58-79
  • Cinemology, Undercut no 5, July 1982, pp 27-29
  • Narrative Illusion vs Structural Realism, Malcolm Le Grice and P. Adams Sitney, Millennium Film Journal no 16/17/18 Fall/Winter 1986/7, pp 309-327. Full transcript of a public debate between Le Grice and Sitney held 19 Dec 1977.
  • The Implication of Digital Systems for Cinema Theory, Conference Papers for Im Off Der Geschichte, Vienna October 1990 and in Interfaces - Image - Texte - Language pub. Pole de recherche international sur les medias (PRISM).
  • The Place of Theory in Practical Art and Design, conference paper MATRIX 2 London Institute March 1993 publised by DALI 1994
  • Kismet Protagony and the Zap Splat Syndrome, CAD Forum No 4, Zagreb, Croatia Conference papers pub.1993 pp 243-247 and Millennium Film Journal (New York) 1995.
  • The Chronos Project, published in Media Scape 3 Zagreb June 1995, and Vertigo no5 1966.
  • Colour Abstraction - Painting - Film - Video - Digital Media, published in 'La poesie de la couleur" pp 14-26. Louvre Publication September 1995.
  • Mapping in Multi Space - Vom Expanded Cinema zur Virtualitat, published in White Cube/Black Box, pp 261-280 E.A. Generali, Wien 1996.
  • Algunos conceptos teoricos para un cine interactive, published in Arte en la era electronica , ACC L'Angelot and Goethe Institute, Barcelona, 1997. pp 46-52
  • Ein Non-Linear Tradition - Experimentalfilm und Digitales Kino, published in Katalog 43. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. pp145-150
  • Takahiko Iimura - Getting the Measure of Time, published in Takahiko Iimura catalogue for exhibition Lux Cinema, London, September 1998.
  • Kunst im Reich der Hydra-Medien, published in Film & Computer - digital media visions pp 116-127, Deutsches Filmmusaeum, Frakfurt, October 1998.
  • Digital Cinema and Experimental Film - continuities and discontinuities, published in Bild - Medium - Kunst, pp 207-218, ed. Yvonne Spielman and Gundolf Winter, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, October 1999.
  • Experimental Film and Digital Media, in Digital Aesthetics, Point issue 11, Spring/Summer 2001, pp 14-23.
  • Le Grice on Le Grice, Filmwaves, London 2001.
  • Snow Perspective and Time, in Almost Cover to Cover, Arnolfini, Bristol 2001, pp 110-119.
  • The State of the Art - Research in the Practical Arts-Doctorates-Autonomous Methodologies, (with Stuart Evans) in Criticism, legitimacy, transgression, ELIA Journal Vol III Issue 2 and 3. Pub Intellect, Bristol, UK.
  • Research Training in the Creative and Performing Arts and Design, co-authored report pub UK Council for Graduate Education, pp 59. London 2001
  • Virtual Reality Tautological Oxymoron, in New Screen Media - ed. Rieser, Zapp. BFI Publications, London, 2002, pp 227-236.

Publications as Journalist/Critic

  • 1977-1982 Monthly review and critical column for Studio International. Other critical reviews published in: Kosmorama (Denmark); Interfunktionen (Germany); Museum Journal (Holland).
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