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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 61–85.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Nadine Boljkovac Abstract This article considers Vardian acts of listening and (self-)portraiture. With works that celebrate the material world in its myriad forms and scales, from a beloved button to a bottomless sea, Agnès Varda developed a method of empathetic engagement. Her encounters grasped...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... speech, demonstrating the simultaneous insignificance and importance of the everyday. Her work therefore highlights the problematic of communicability that the excess of online textual expression presents while at the same time holding out the possibility that—through listening—engaged, dialogic...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer Fleeger This article argues that each new development in sound technology is accompanied by a mismatched woman — a figure with a voice that fails to gel with the image of her body. Because they are famous for having singing voices that startle listeners with their beauty and dexterity...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that lodges Chaz’s changing voice, this article examines how sonic archives are, for Cher and Chaz as for earlier listeners, contested sites of mourning and becoming. Through a reading of Chaz’s voice on Cher’s answering machine, one that considers the projects of phonography and telephony on which...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 105–114.
Published: 01 September 1977
... is controlling everything : the look. W 1 Listen, readyour text. MI . Allright, andthen? WI O.K., wait a second, let 's look at your hands first, once again. In fact, when one looks carefully, it's really a strange activity! You don't notice anything peculiar...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 42–49.
Published: 01 December 1980
... Stretter enters the private drawing room, looks out at the garden,” then Delphne Seyng in fact entered and looked at the garden. But at the same time she was listening to what was said about what she did. She there- fore entered less, looked at the garden less, but by the same token listened...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 76–91.
Published: 01 May 1992
... This paper was presented at the Brisbane Center for Psychoanalytic Studies conference,“Psychoanal- ysis, Perversions, and the Cinema” in September, 1991. 78 (she who reads and interprets the text, in this case, the film) and the psychoanalyst (she who listens to and enables interpretation...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in their hands, guided less by understanding than by breath, leaving in their wake a new score that delineates their passage through the material, its stops and starts, its difficulties and accidents. In the first rehearsals, Straub and Huillet listen attentively to the vicissitudes of respira- tion...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
... got to listen to all kinds of performers who — Russ Columbo — all sorts of vocalists and as I say musicians. His whole life had been listening to these records and he had an enormous collection. Divas and the Cultural Logic of Late Ca(m)pitalism  •  29 We would listen...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 92–122.
Published: 01 January 1996
..., the "seeing" and "showing" of sexuality is heavily metaphoric. In Numero deux, the body always expresses itself "hysterically," i.e., as a displaced signifier for psychic, social, and economic relations Near the end of the second prologue, Sandrine asks: "Why do you listen to music...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... director Tata Amaral (Un céu de estrelas [A Starry Sky, 1997 Mexican director Marisa Sistach (Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas [Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening, 20 01 Argentinean directors Albertina Carri (La rabia [Anger, 2008]) and Lucía Puenzo (XXY [2007 and Peruvian director Claudia Llosa...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
... by considering two exam- ples in which women s voices are employed to seemingly critical but ultimately limited ends. Take indie puzzler The Talos Principle, in which player and player character listen to two disembodied voices 66 Camera Obscura over the course of the game: the empathetic humanity of the scien...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 151–159.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the black entertainer for a white audience? queer Warhol studies? all of the above Davis forged an intimate, affectively charged context for the presentation of her text. She thereby offered her academics the possibility of listening differently, of lending an ear, to her chatty account...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 1982
... it. A television announcer never says how it’s done. . . . We have the right to tell you . . . but we shouldn’t be surprised if no one listens. How has the listening post that no one listens to been manufactured? At first glance, the series is deceptively simple. We are given mini- mal images, each...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 151–154.
Published: 01 December 1989
..., an essay that I found utterly persuasive at the time. Now I appreciate the modifications it has undergone, since we are finding that women’s options as viewers, listeners and readers are not as limited as was first suggested. This is not to say that boundless interpretivehpectatorial positions...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 186–191.
Published: 01 December 1982
... at the Walker Art Center’s “Meanings of Modernism” series, February 16, 198 I Listening again to my tapes of Godard’s appearance at the Walker Art Center, I am surprised by what the sound space of the recording communicates to me. First there is the close and almost violent pre...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 211–215.
Published: 01 May 1979
... arrives at the hotel in Essen. She repeatedly attempts to place a phone call to Italy, without ever getting through. A second phone message from her mother comes; ths time Anna feels it’s incomplete, asks if there isn’t more. In the final shot of the movie Anna listens...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... that they are threatened by a third, namely Frank, who also sits in the audience. Bathed in light and wearing a silvery jacket, Frank caresses a piece of blue velvet as he listens. From the moment Dorothy recognizes Frank, she appears to shift all her attention away from Jeffrey and toward Frank. Thus both...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and significatory power as well as recurring social functions that include allowing for the listener to make identifications, managing the listener’s emotions, and giving coherent expression to the listener’s life experiences when the listener cannot. As Simon Frith suggests, pop music is always already...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 34–49.
Published: 01 September 1977
... made the film, and we could have shown it elsewhere.) Introduction is directed to the most restricted audience of all the films we have made, because it was directed to the audience which regularly listens to this program, a half-hour program on new experimental music and film, which...