1-20 of 194 Search Results for

Under the Skin

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Marta Figlerowicz This essay examines Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (Denmark/Belgium/France/Germany, 2013) and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (UK/US/Switzerland, 2013) as instances of an aesthetic trope described here as “inanimism.” Both films depict inanimate representations of human beings...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., consuming and being consumed, watching and being watched. He specializes in getting under one’s skin, into one’s thoughts and he makes little of the classic body/mind split as he eats bodies and sucks minds dry. The subplot in The Silence ofthe Lambs involves the tracking of murderer...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
...” of primitivism and an indisputable star of the French burlesque stage, Baker exemplifies the fraught predicaments of modern visuality (and its relations to racialized skin). In 1925 the young African American dancer and her act, La revue Nègre, took Paris by storm. Paris did not only fall under...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 165–195.
Published: 01 May 2023
... as affective catalysts blasting the resentment and fears that drive conservative anger. Getting under someone else's skin as a way of retracting from one's own vulnerability is part and parcel of these communal outbursts. Notably a lot of Trump voters are steeped in a feeling of proximity to precarity...
FIGURES
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., be attached to skin pigmentation but indicates instead the body's extension beyond itself into the social sphere. With a close analysis of a variety of visual texts, ranging from the shadow of a lynched body in a 1930s NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) photograph...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 95–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
...- ferent light on the use of a white actress in the mulatto role. The actress herself begins to function symbolically in creating the light-skinned black woman in the absence of diegetic white rela- tives. The ambivalence created by the dichotomy of white...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 35–75.
Published: 01 December 2023
... representation and systematization were ultimately more important than color itself. The assumption that ambient color and light could be subsumed under a room's practical function emerged from the growing field of color psychology, which viewed color as an entity that could not be separated from...
FIGURES | View All (13)
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Documenting Modern-Day Slavery in the Dominican Republic  •  163 you typically find on the plantations are men under the hot sun with machetes and women who must feed their children when there are no males present in the household. In other words, the technology has not changed since slavery...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
... habito (The Skin I Live In, Spain/France) also examines the scopic regulation of bodies and sexes under the sign of gender. Gender as a Scopic System 3 However, where Leibovitz s photos of Jenner offer a self- conscious fantasy of mastery over misrecognition, Almodóvar s film imagines a scenario...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and criticized the institution of marriage and the “cheapening” of sexual relations under commodity capitalism. Glyn's works entered the spirited debates on sexual comportment that took place during the 1910s and 1920s alongside the works of progressive activists such as Lois Weber and Marie Stopes. While...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to Bernadette Wegenstein’s claim that digital media replace “the body’s absence with . . . iconic presence” (Wegenstein, Getting under the Skin: The Body and Media Theory [Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006], 148 – 49). 59. Firstenberg, “Autonomy,” 321. For a more thoroughly...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of racial stereotypes at a more fundamental level than that of representation; it aims to get under the viewers skin, to catalyze a reaction that might possibly lead to a loosening up of the sedimented layers of habitual, embodied racism.”30 Chun’s book Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
... it invites. The cold, metal- lic hardness of the wire conjures a tangible contrast with the soft, lush greenery surrounding it, while the loudly screeching static noise adds a visceral sense of discomfort and eerie suspense that is likely to get under our skin as it increases in volume toward...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
... silicone lumps under her face skin, and though she has undergone surgery several times to repair the damage, she will never regain her previous unconstructed features. She is described as a woman who just wanted to get “an edge” on the competition, but ended getting more than...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... into” differently colored hearts, minds, and skins and correctly recognize and avert crime. Yet as the biometrics historian Simon Cole reminds us, technologies such as fingerprinting, which seemed to offer this very solution, instead “reified the very crude racial categories that helped produce it.”2 When...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 7–35.
Published: 01 May 2009
... were linked.9 The modern value of race stemmed from its ability to link somatic differences to innate physical and mental characteristics. According to Samira Kawash, In this shift to a modern, biologized understanding of race, skin color becomes visible as a basis for determining...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... For, as Clarice ultimately deduces, Buffalo Bill too is trying to get inside someone’s head, or rather under someone’s skin-in this case, other women’s and his own-by making a bodysuit for himself out of stitched-together pieces of women’s skin. As Clarice says: “He’s mak...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the names of other directors who also produce their own work—René Allio, Gérard Blain, Jacques Rozier, Liliane de Kermadec—Varda emphasized the “heroic” nature of working under such conditions. She provided precise details about the funding of One Sings, the Other Doesn't , which included a modest advance...
FIGURES
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
... the few who have seen Metropolis numerous times fail to recall all its details. Film criticism operates under an essen- tial handicap: the raw material is evanescent. Fleeting images are lost forever (occasioning what has been called le deuil cinimatique, or mourning of the lost image). When...
Journal Article
Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... contract star system in which the so-­called Vivid Girls, the fifteen female performers who are registered trademarks of Vivid Entertainment, maintain an exclusive contract with the company and perform only under its name. As indicated by the all-­white cast of the Vivid Girls, Vivid’s...