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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Corinn Columpar This article explores the role of collaboration, embodiment, and performance in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus (US, 2006). It takes its cue from a particularly provocative scene in the film in which a former New York City mayor suggests that it is New Yorkers' “permeability...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 187–201.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ariella Azoulay The growing literature and catalogs on photographic collaboration, participation, and collectivity, which are part of the proliferation of artistic projects that assert collaboration as their goal, still mainly focus on photographers who initiate collaborative projects...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in collaboration with Los Angeles choreographer and actress Toni Basil. Shot over a period of two years in Santa Monica, BREAKAWAY draws from Conner and Basil's mutual involvement in both the Hollywood entertainment industry and the West Coast artistic underground through its curious fusion of pop and avant-garde...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
...April Durham As a form of creative practice, collaboration holds the promise to extend capacities, challenge hierarchies, and create new forms of community. At best, however, it is a fraught experiment frankly characterized by discord and strife, often reinstating the same power dynamics it seeks...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Is an Object: Realizing the Feminist Collaborative Video Alexandra Juhasz No woman is filmed as an object; everyone is a subject who combines and presents physical, emotional, intellectual, and political selves. —Julia Lesage, “The Political Aesthetics of the Feminist Documentary Film...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 65–97.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hanna Kuusela This article investigates collaborative and crowdsourced online writing projects and the economies surrounding them. It describes the conjunctures between collective creativity and contemporary economic regimes and introduces the concept of the promise economy. The article discusses...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sandra Percival This essay brings to the fore the voice of composer and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, who was Chantal Akerman’s collaborator and life partner for over thirty years. This dialogue was initiated in 2016 by Sandra Percival, founding director of Zena Zezza, who curated LOOKING, REALLY...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ariane Cruz Reading Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape and the dialogue surrounding it as a most fecund site for the collaborative laboring of black male sexuality, authenticity, and spectatorship, this article reveals the constitutive relationship between authenticity and spectatorship in the production...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of the transnational feminist film culture that Akerman’s work in many ways epitomized. Acknowledging several of the publications, conferences, and curatorial efforts that memorialized Akerman after her death in 2015, the piece underscores collaboration as a feminist practice while introducing contributions...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Edited by Eva Kuhn; Ute Holl In October 2016, we organized a symposium in Basel, Switzerland, in commemoration of Chantal Akerman. Through screenings of her films, as well as talks, presentations, and accounts of friends and collaborators, the event focused on issues of remembering and forgetting...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Journal . This essay aims to reveal the collaborative nature of the working processes behind this project and the organic manner in which it developed as well as the challenges it posed at a critical time in the artists’ lives. In its totality the project and indeed its process, with its multiplicity...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Institute of Chicago, where they collaborated on Chingari chumma ( Stinging Kiss , 2000)—a short video that turns a cliched Bollywood ending into a queer fairy-tale phantasy— as an experiment in post-pornography. In this conversation, the artists reflect on the beginnings of their collaboration, giving...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 84–87.
Published: 01 December 2021
... decade of the filmmaker's life. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Hammer made work dealing with her body; gave footage she shot over the years to several filmmakers to finish as they wished; set up a grant for lesbian experimental filmmakers; and collaborated with curators, archivists, and her partner...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Carmen Durán and Lourdes Luján who challenge the power of corporate globalization as they struggle to ameliorate its affects and rebuild their lives and their communities. In this interview, Funari and de la Torre discuss their close collaboration with maquiladora workers/community activists, some...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 145–153.
Published: 01 September 2012
...John Greyson This article presents case studies of two recent Toronto actions protesting Israeli apartheid, as seen through queer eyes: the 2009 Toronto Declaration, a petition with thousands of signatures that condemned the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) collaboration...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... York are briefly considered, and community partnerships and collaborations inside the project are highlighted. © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 Bienvenida (Beni) Matías is acting executive director of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She is an educator and filmmaker...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Anthony Reed This article situates Spike Lee's neglected collaboration with Suzan-Lori Parks, Girl 6 (US, 1996), as part of a broader shift in Lee's understandings of race in the neoliberal era. Its main character, simply called Girl 6 (Theresa Randle), aspires to be an actress, but after...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
... compiled a list (already more than 700 titles long) of games that include LGBTQ characters and references. The archive was published online ( lgbtqgamearchive.com ) and made available to the public in spring 2016. For each game in the archive, Shaw and her collaborators include a description of the game's...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism in various times...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and collaborative interventions as well as the feminist and activist legacies that inform her video, performance, and installation works. For Wyman, opacity and camouflage enable collective emancipatory action in a time of contemporary neoliberal forms of surveillance, as seen in the practices of Pussy Riot members...