Think Pink: A Conversation with Maxine Cheryl

Maxine Cheryl is the curator of @pinkfilmposters, an Instagram account which looks at the blend of pop culture and art presented by film posters and book covers in the context of the colour pink, focusing on everything vintage, gothic, horror, and giallo. Maxine is also a filmmaker in her own right, having written and directed the short film The Devil in Mary, and the upcoming The Porcelain Cradle, as well as the interactive documentary Venus Noire, which was created as part of her studies at the University of York. CHLOE ESSLEMONT meets with the young filmmaker and digital curator.

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From the TAH VOL.1 Archive – ‘The Reappearance of the Rose’: Instagram and The Aesthetic of Jean Cocteau

When Pierre Chanel wrote in Jean Cocteau and the French Scene that Cocteau’s style, with its ‘deceptive, free, quick, airy grace… [was] so inimitable that he has had no followers’[1], he unwittingly proves the outmodedness of the book to a contemporary reader. For now more than ever, perhaps, one is likely to encounter glimpses of this quick, airy grace, and far more likely to do so while scrolling through Instagram than strolling through a gallery. SAM LOVE looks at the instagram legacy of Jean Cocteau for TAH VOL.1

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