Two writers respond to an artwork that they are experiencing for the first time.
A messenger runs, jumps, and slides across rooftops in this quick-moving video game by EA Dice.
Yoko Ono sits cross-legged as audience members snip up her clothes in this work of performance art.
A young boy makes his way through a menacing forest in this video game, developed by Playdead.
Bundled into a car boot, a man awaits his fate in this panic-stricken short story by Mohsin Hamid.
A roundup of the visual artworks and video games featured in the Perspectives column in 2017.
A roundup of the films, poems, stories, and graphic novels featured in the Perspectives column in 2017.
People and things gradually fade away for reasons unknown in this curious short story by Peter Carey.
A ruthless businessman trades in shrunken heads in this sinister short story by Augusto Monterroso.
A bitter taxi driver returns to his native village in this influential film, directed by Satyajit Ray.
A pair of women share a boat yet still appear divided in this bright painting by Lubaina Himid.
We are treated to an aerial tour of ancient ruins in this documentary film directed by Robert Amram.
Two teenage boys share football and friendship in this tender short film by Martín Deus and Juan Chappa.
A young woman finds love in the Malaysian moonlight in this languid film, directed by Chantal Akerman.
The player must trawl police video interviews and collect evidence in this desktop detective game.
A mother and daughter struggle to reconcile their differences in this tense short film by Tracey Moffatt.
Dialogue dissolves into vivid apparitions and non sequiturs in this surreal poem by José Lezama Lima.
A floating cube casts geometric shadows against walls in this sculpture by Anila Quayyum Agha.
Two construction workers contemplate nuclear warfare in this short film by John and Faith Hubley.
Tim, wannabe knight in shining armour, negotiates a non-linear timeline in this tricky puzzle game.
A pub car park becomes a meeting ground for young children in this playful short film by Taika Waititi.
A boy and a balloon navigate the streets of Paris in this charming short film by Albert Lamorisse.
A birth is depicted via alliteration and assonance in this performance poem by Gabrielle Tuloup.
Sarah Abu Abdallah treats a battered car to a new coat of pink paint in this incisive work of video art.
Jorge Luis Borges explores an encyclopaedia of apocryphal planets in this enigmatic short story.
Crustaceans become constellations as sea and stars intertwine in this mixed media painting by Aelita Andre.
Overworked and under surveillance, Guy Delisle chronicles his trip to North Korea in this graphic novel.
Three homeless people discover an abandoned infant on Christmas Eve in this riotous anime by Satoshi Kon.
A flock of faeries give a troubled woman a chance for escape in this short story by Mansoura Ez-Eldin.
Millions of black threads adorn an abandoned concert hall in this installation by Chiharu Shiota.
Mao Zedong meets a series of faceless political figures in this enigmatic collection of sketches by Hung Liu.
Patricia Smith channels the violence and bigotry of a white supremacist in this striking performance poem.
Three young women recount their sexual experiences in this candid work of video art by Eija-Liisa Ahtila.
Awol Erizku scores a septuple slam dunk with this sculptural sequence of gold-plated basketball hoops.
The womb becomes a sanctum and a storehouse of unspoken words in this evocative poem by Jordie Albiston.
Two figures don hazmat suits and share an umbilical-cord-like bond in this eccentric artwork by Lygia Clark.
Robots act as inhospitable hosts in this wine-swilling (and spilling) sculpture by Adriana Salazar.
A sharply dressed man packs an unexpected accessory in this photograph by Kudzanai Chiurai.
Martha Rosler flicks, snaps, and stabs her way through an A to Z of utensils in this scathing cookery show satire.