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William Raban bibliography

Selected Bibliography
Annabel Nicolson "Artist as Filmmaker" Art and Artists December 1972
Deke Dusinberre "On Expanding Cinema" Studio International vol. 190 no. 978 1975
Peter Gidal (ed) "William Raban" Structural Film Anthology (BFI, 1976)
Malcolm Le Grice Abstract Film and Beyond (Studio Vista 1977; MIT [2nd edition] 1981)
Michael O'Pray "William and Marilyn Raban's 'Black & Silver"' Undercut 51982
Michael O'Pray "William Raban's Landscape Films: the Formalist Imagination" Undercut 7/8 1983
David Curtis (ed) "A Directory of British Film & Video Artists" (The Arts Council and University of Luton Press 1996) Buy from
Michael O'Pray "The British Avant Garde Film 1926-1995" (University of Luton Press 1996)
A.L.Rees "A History of Experimental Film & Video (BFI 1999)
Gregory Kurcewicz "Filmaktion" Filmwaves 12 March 2000
Michael Chanan "The Documentary Chronotope" Jumpcut 432000
David Curtis "Light Plays Primal Scenes" Fix 3 2001
Malcolm Le Grice "Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age" (BFI 2001) Buy from
Darren Green, 'All You Need is Eyes; London Filmmakers' Co-op', Dazed and Confused Magazine issue 97, Jan 2003
Ian White, 'After Duchamp Film Installation', Art Review, March 2003
Nicky HamlynFilm Art Phenomena. BFI 2003
David Curtis A Century of Artists' Film in Britain,
Nicky Hamlyn, 'Site Specificity in Film and Video Installation', Experiments in Moving Image,
Peter Ackroyd, 'The Films of William Raban', British Artists' Films - William Raban(DVD) BFI 2003
Gareth Buckell, review of William Raban DVD release, FilmwavesIssue 26, 2005
Cate Elwes, 'Thoughts on Screen' Review of William Raban DVD, VertigoVol 2, no 8 2005
Jane Chapman, Documentary Practice, Polity Press, 2006
Michael Chanan, 'On William Raban's Thames Film', Literary London online journal, 2007
Luke Fowler, 'Expanded Cinema:Time, Space, Structure', MAP Issue 9, Spring 2007
David Curtis, 'A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain', BFI, 2007

William Raban, Review of X6 Summer Performances New Dance 8, Autumn '78
William Raban, "KNHO Trip" Undercut 9 Summer 1983
William Raban, "Pandaemonium" Frieze 28 May 1996
William Raban, "Lifting Traces" Filmwaves 4 Spring 1998
William Raban, "Expanded Practice in Television Defending the Right to Difference" Vertigo 8 Summer 1998
William Raban, "Close up on a Field Without Definition" Vertigo vol.2 no.1 Spring 2001
William Raban, two essays in The Undercut Reader: Critical writings on artists' film and video, Edited by Nina Danino and Michael Maziere, Wallflower Press, 2003
William Raban,'Zimbabwe International Film Festival', Time Out, 15th October 2003
William Raban, 'The Evolution of the Artist Filmmaker 1997-2007: What has changed?', Filmwaves, no. 33, Spring 2007

Films held in various national and international collections including:
National Film and Television Archive, UK
European Documentary Film Institute, Stuttgart
Anthology Film Archives, NY
Pompidou Centre, Paris

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