Erika Balsom

Erika Balsom is a critic and scholar based in London, UK. Her most recent book is An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea (2018), published by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand. 

In a new collection, the author of ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ updates her approach to feminism and psychoanalysis 

BY Erika Balsom | 21 SEP 19

The boom in cinema magazines dedicated to print

BY Erika Balsom | 24 APR 19

Short films at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam give primacy to music and voice

BY Erika Balsom | 05 FEB 19

‘This is, perhaps, the best ending of any film, ever’

BY Erika Balsom | 08 JAN 19

The radical filmmaker, teacher and writer talks essentialism in identity politics and why her films are neither documentary nor fiction

BY Erika Balsom | 01 NOV 18

This year’s exhibition recruits the powers of documentary to reflect on what draws us together and holds us apart

BY Erika Balsom | 01 OCT 18

A genre more associated with painting, an interest in the environment grounds a number of recent artists’ films 

BY Erika Balsom | 16 APR 18

The New York-based filmmaker has been questioning the politics of image-making for more than three decades

BY Erika Balsom | 06 NOV 17