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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
... pockets of the political sphere. These conversations overwrite the historical dilemmas of durationality discussed earlier, in which technolo- gies are designed to guarantee the persistence of the bodies they mummify, because they trade instead in records that are too per- sistent, in durations...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
... — the family, law, the state, edu- cation — where things have specific values and a specific place.”14 By contrast, the molecular is concerned with affect, sensations, vibrations, durations, modulations, resonances, and intensities. The molar and the molecular are intimately linked...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 74–100.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... The film’s concern with the slippage of male identity is further underlined by Guy’s lighter, which he “forgets” in Bruno’s train com- partment: the initials “A to G” may refer to Ann or Adthony. The eroticization of Bruno’s threat, and the paranoia it triggers in Guy, completes this film’s...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2004
... track- ing shots in Le Weekend (The Weekend; France/Italy, 1967). In Safe, the point of view is through the windshield of the car (and here we have haute suburbia), of streets with identical lampposts and houses, trash carefully placed at the edge of driveways, of serial production, of sheer...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... between the film’s explicit sex and its inability to articulate in words any fixed meanings or identities for what is shown. Couch  is far more event- ful than most of Warhol’s other early silent films — its deviation from the duration that defines this early work may in part account for its...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., then, are layers and layers of desire and fixation: the ao dai as a garment that both covers and accentu- ates breasts, waists, hips, and buttocks; the ao dai as a promise of the ideal love of a schoolgirl, of being her first time; and the ao dai as the hope that this love’s duration might persist across...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Straub and Danièle Huillet, Germany, 1981) begins with a traveling shot best described as vertiginous. The shot—more than seven minutes in duration—is filmed from an automobile driving around the traffic circle at the Place de la Bastille in Paris. The camera looks outward; the spectator never sees...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2007
... duration and, on regaining sight, found ourselves in a different place. Indeed, we have been unexpectedly displaced — removed from our place, moved across space — by an operation whose simplicity deserves closer examination. In his essay on narrative space, Heath warns us against...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 76–96.
Published: 01 May 1976
... needs to theorize about the work, I'll leave that up to you for the time being. First off, with regard to the social framework within which I work, I don't collaborate, as I have said. It goes against the nature ofmy ambition. The wayI arrived at a self-identity was through involvement with work...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 99–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Looking Straight Ahead” or “Head Resting on the Quartz Pillow Looking Up,” respectively.16 This experience can be regarded as calm and peaceful, if cool and hard placements of the body in these objects for human use contrast with the torturous duration and painful inscriptions on the body...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the choice of an “intense moment,” or duration (a “before and after by collapsing such a binary into a “lifetime burning in every moment,” in which sensation sacri- fices neither intensity nor duration. While Eliot poetically recon- ciles the binary of sensation and duration, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 1998...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 61–85.
Published: 01 May 2021
... relations extending from a person, family, or group, to a greater world-memory and duration comprising “us” all. As it heeds these foldings of the world, this article considers subjectification processes that take into a self all elements of nature. With sustained awareness of the “hundreds of thousands...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 314–318.
Published: 01 December 1989
... that of Irigaray and Nancy Chodorow, argues that the particularities of the woman’s psycho-sexual development free her to take up a range of “sexually differentiated subject positions” rather than a unitary sexual “identity.” And Williams argues further that these multiple subject positions provide...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
... the beginning of the film there is a brief series of nearly identical “still” shots of a wooden pillar with sand unevenly mounded around it, followed by quick shots of slightly varylng duration of the same pillar (or are they similar ones?) from different angles and dis- tances...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
... possibilities of the graphic genre. Mapping Bechdel's coming-of-age story as a narrative about coming to see, this article traces the importance of vision in young Alison's gender identity, her relationship to her father, and her ability to posthumously “see” her father through family photographs. This article...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., LAUGH (2003 4, with the collective Mrs. Rao's Growl). LAUGH is a durational interactive public performance that takes inspiration from the children s game, HA. Perform- ers lie on the ground forming a circle, with their heads on each other s stomachs and proceed to laugh for an extended period of time...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and Félix Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia; the fl uidity of female identity in her work could be connected to the idea of becoming-woman elaborated by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus; and the idiosyncratic motif of women taking on canine attributes may be interpreted...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... avant- garde. As a multimodal diary project that comprises written, audio, food, and cinematic diaries kept between the ages of eleven and roughly fifty- one, the depth and duration of Robertson s self- recording are arguably unmatched by any other diary practitioner, includ- ing Jonas Mekas...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of a game, with traditional academic work, workshops, public game demonstrations, and roundtables discussing race, gender, and sexual identity in video game culture. The community formed around QGCon—which was founded in 2013 at the University of California, Berkeley—informs this section's engagement...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... And so the designation of “screen test” engenders an identity for the film that situates its formal indeterminancy as its most critical feature. This analysis of Portrait of Jason necessarily examines the particular intersections of documentary cinema, gender/sexuality, spectatorship, and textual...