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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jaime Brunton This essay analyzes The Artist Is Present , Marina Abramović's heavily mediatized 2010 performance at New York's Museum of Modern Art, through the lenses of Freudian and Deleuzian concepts of masochism. It specifically focuses on how the masochistic tendencies of this performance may...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elisa Giardina Papa; Nupur Mathur; Bathsheba Okwenje This article features an interview with the artist Radha May, a global, artist collective working under a single female identity. Radha May, whose members come from India, Italy, and Uganda, talks about merging three different perspectives and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
... in Canada and abroad. Since 2007 she has taught film in Toronto at the School of Image Arts of Ryerson University. She is also a freelance film programmer for art galleries or artist collectives. For more information, see www.gerdacammaer.com . © 2012 by Camera Obscura 2012 Figure . Poster...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Susan Richmond A video produced by Lynda Benglis in 1973, Female Sensibility features the artist in a lesbian liaison with her friend and colleague, Marilyn Lenkowsky. This essay suggests that aspects of the video's content indicate that the artist intended this liaison to be an ironic enactment of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... documentation. In reperformance, the documentation image is made live again , thereby reorienting its temporal relationship to performance. Through an examination of the work of porn-star-turned-performance-artist Annie Sprinkle, the “grandmother of performance art” Marina Abramović, and younger Canadian artist...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cynthia Chris In 1916, a celebrated artists' model named Audrey Munson appeared in her second film, Purity . Munson's film career and the film itself are little known. This essay shows that this particular film played a role, heretofore unacknowledged, in the development of National Board of Review...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Strategies in Palestinian Queer and Women's Filmmaking” uniquely focused on questions of queerness and Palestine through a program of eight new Palestinian visual productions. The program brought together Palestinian film scholars, filmmakers, visual artists, and curators for a discussion of queer and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 75–89.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sandy Flitterman-Lewis This tribute to the work and legacy of Belgian filmmaker, writer, and installation artist Chantal Akerman, by a scholar of her work who also knew the filmmaker, is written in short paragraphs beginning with the phrase “I remember,” each recounted memory leading into the next...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Greg Youmans Since 2005, a number of video artists have mined the essentialist iconography and practices associated with 1970s lesbian feminism, such as central-core imagery, rural separatism, and Goddess rites. These artists have produced work that is pointedly queer in sensibility and that brings...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the silhouettes of installation artist Kara Walker, to Scott McGehee and David Siegel's 1993 film Suture (US), to Harlem Renaissance visual artist Richard Bruce Nugent, the essay follows the shadow's blackness across the visual forms — including the silhouette and the photograph — that have...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Johanna Gosse San Francisco artist Bruce Conner established himself as a major figure in postwar underground cinema with his first film, A MOVIE (1958), a masterpiece of found-footage montage. Yet Conner also shot several films with his own camera, many of which feature a nude or partially clothed...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Zach Blas; Jacob Gaboury This conversation between scholar Jacob Gaboury and artist Zach Blas explores the unique challenges posed by contemporary digital media technology to the political projects of queer, feminist, critical race, and disability studies. Asking how we might negotiate the politics...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jasmina Tumbas In this interview, the author and Australian artist Jemima Wyman discuss the position of art and activism in Wyman's artistic practice. Focusing on opacity as a political position in the conception and production of her artwork, Wyman comments on her use of patterns, performance, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
... music and film, the collaborative process between the artists, and how their collaboration shape-shifted over time. Three early short films (1986–89) chart Sonia’s first appearances, leading to Chantal’s invitation to shape the music of Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family, and Philosophy (France/Belgium...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jennifer González Contemporary digital artists have been exploring the function of the face and its relation to public space for several decades. This essay offers a close reading of artworks by Keith Piper, Nancy Burson, Keith Obadike, and the collective Mongrel that address the relation between...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ani Maitra In a conversation with the queer South Asian independent filmmaker and video artist Hima B. and through an analysis of her cinema verité work-in-progress And I Do Survive , this interview-article looks at the relationship between televisual discourse and “citizenship” as a form of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Busse and Alexis Lothian demonstrate the contentious relationships that can develop when fanvids enter the realm of academic discourse. All four authors are themselves fans and academics, practitioners and theorists who continually negotiate the artistic, political, legal, academic, and communitarian...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...; and Kristina Busse and Alexis Lothian demonstrate the contentious relationships that can develop when fanvids enter the realm of academic discourse. All four authors are themselves fans and academics, practitioners and theorists who continually negotiate the artistic, political, legal, academic, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
...; and Kristina Busse and Alexis Lothian demonstrate the contentious relationships that can develop when fanvids enter the realm of academic discourse. All four authors are themselves fans and academics, practitioners and theorists who continually negotiate the artistic, political, legal, academic, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Omar Kholeif In this piece I address the construction of male homosexuality in Eytan Fox's The Bubble (Israel, 2006) in contrast with its presentation in the artist Sharif Waked's short film, Chic Point (Palestine, 2003). Examining the tensions between Palestinian and Israeli masculinity and...