Art Journal

Matt’s Art Journal – January 7, 2021

I revisited Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Petit Soldat from 1963 today. I watched it for the first time many years ago but remembered nothing about it, except that it was in my bed in Prague with an ex-girlfriend of mine, who shared the name with the leach character of this film played by Anna Karina. It’s […]

Matt’s Art Journal – January 6, 2021

It’s only the sixth day of the year and I’ve already let myself down on the productivity scale. Whenever that happens, I tend to forget that I generally work every single day of the week, which is more than most people can say. My work and life are basically one. For better or worse, this […]

Matt’s Art Journal – January 5, 2021

The International Film Festival Rotterdam is one of the first major film events of the year and one that I normally cover in person. As a matter of fact, it’s also one of the film festivals that I feel closest to. I have been covering it since 2014 and that particular edition was a landmark […]

Matt’s Art Journal – January 4, 2021

The daily struggle, especially when you are a freelance digital content creator, is to find the proper balance, in order to keep your sanity. It’s particularly hard to do that as people are beginning to get out of their holiday mode and starting to send more and more emails. Thankfully, it didn’t get in the […]

Matt’s Art Journal – January 3, 2021

All my life, I’ve been having trouble sleeping. Recently, this insomnia has gotten worse. I think it’s because I’ve been worrying about my inability to handle the workload once the emails come flooding in after the holiday. I got to the end of Away With the Penguins. That makes it my first book of 2021. […]

Matt’s Art Journal – January 2, 2021

I once heard a man much wiser than me say that nobody is going to love you as work does. I’ve also formed the personal opinion that you have to try to love your work back because if you won’t, nobody else will. That’s kind of the reason why I’ve started downloading all the interviews […]

Matt’s Art Journal – January 1, 2021

I’m going to try to keep a journal this year, keeping track of my art explorations and professional activities. By that, I mean that I will be keeping track of the films, music, books and art that I encounter every day. These discoveries are inevitably interconnected with my professional career, as I am a reporter, […]