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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the film sound theorist Michel Chion calls the acousmêtre , or the acousmatic voice. By bringing together Chion, Lacan, and feminist film theory, the article analyzes the acousmatization of the male voice in Gabbeh (dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran/France, 1996) and Banoo-ye ordibehesht ( The May Lady , dir...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
... consequences. The voice is a particularly potent site for the production of sexual difference, and the restriction of the female voice to relatively narrow protocols can result in the reduction of female characters to mere agential functions. This article offers brief critical readings of the acousmatic female...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is what he terms the “acousmêtre,” a vocal presence without a body that wanders the screen in search of its corporeal form (21). Once this bodiless voice, be it a voice-­over or an ostensibly diegetic voice whose source is not visualized on-­screen, finds its human host, it “de-­acousmatizes...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., and a distanced present. This elusive temporality is encapsulated in the disjunction of sound and image, for Chang haunts the film as an acousmatic phantom, a presence heard but never seen. The power of her voice to evoke the sense of an elsewhere and another time, whether past or future or both...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... African Americans digital cinematography performance studies sound studies Figure 1. Digital Domain Media Group, Virtual 2Pac, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 15 April 2012, 2D digital projection Voices from Beyond the Grave: Virtual Tupac’s Live Performance at Coachella...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 77–107.
Published: 01 May 2020
... from an extreme long shot of the countryside landscape in the dark to a high- angle shot of the rice plantation in first daylight; all we see is the shadow of a 86 Camera Obscura person walking through the water of the rice field. Then we hear Sochan s voice- over. The uncanny feeling of specters...