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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 153–156.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Robin Blaetz Camera Obscura 2006 Robin Blaetz is an associate professor and chair of the Film Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College. She has written Visions of the Maid: Joan of Arc in American Film and Culture (2001) and is completing an anthology titled Women's Experimental...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 137–147.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Tess Takahashi This article examines the legacy of issues of representation in the International Experimental Media Congress held in Toronto in April of 2010, twenty years after the contentious 1989 International Experimental Film Congress. On the surface, the two events embraced the same stated...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... institutionalized practice of class and gender equality—and new mainstream discourses began to endorse a universal modernity, disregarding sociopolitical consequences of the market. Zhang Nuanxin (张暖忻, 1941–95) emerged as a pioneer in both the theory and practice of early post-Mao new experimental cinema, but she...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 110–125.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Jean-François Lyotard; Maria Minich Brewer; Daniel Brewer © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 Ler Bazgneuzez (Claude-Joseph Vernet , 1771) Philosophy and Painting in the Age of Their Experimentation: Contribution to an Idea of Postmodernity Jean-FranGotj- LYO~UT~ I imagine you are...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
... on the particularities of the town where EXPRMNTL took place, most notably its casino, exposing how and why Knokke was such fertile ground for the international film avant-garde to explode during EXPRMNTL 4, a festival that left its mark on all subsequent debates about experimental film. It showed...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... aesthetic a cinematic exploration of écriture féminine . While studying the film's experimental cinematography, its carefully thought-out costume and set design, and its deliberately naive acting style, we find particularly noteworthy the filmmakers' employment of color. Fruit 's chromatic experimentation...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., especially films that featured the popular trope of the housewife. Both low-budget “pink films” and more lushly produced, experimental roman poruno narrative films by Nikkatsu, Japan's oldest studio, put the housewife at the center of their stories and used the housewife's dwelling in modernist architecture...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... together a wide range of genders and bodies on-screen, all the while showing profound love and respect for the 1970s feminist legacy. The article takes this new queer work as an invitation and a provocation to reassess Barbara Hammer's short experimental films of the 1970s and the larger cultural-feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Lucy Fischer More than fifty years after the death of experimental filmmaker Maya Deren on 13 October 1961, this essay attempts to grapple with her complex legacy. While numerous scholars have already provided in-depth studies of Deren's films, writings, and biography, this article seeks to take...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... experimental filmmaking to evoke “critical arousal,” these alt-porn films revise, to varying extents, the representational politics of conventional adult video. Jennifer Moorman is visiting assistant professor of women's and gender studies at Loyola Marymount University. She received her doctorate in...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2018
... into more discrete forms, because such animation creates sites at which formal experimentation and formal redundancy are vividly and co-constitutively apparent. The essay also, playfully, nominates the suite of at-once realist and fantastical effects engendered in animation as the condition of...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... female performer and, in some cases, a pop music sound track; these films include COSMIC RAY (1961), VIVIAN (1964), EASTER MORNING RAGA (1966), and THE WHITE ROSE (1967). This essay examines a work by Conner that combines all of these elements, 1966's BREAKAWAY, an experimental dance film he made in...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sara Saljoughi This article examines the problem of collectivity in Forugh Farrokhzad's The House Is Black ( Khaneh siah ast , Iran, 1962), an experimental film set in a leper colony in northwestern Iran. Focusing on the film's experiments with form, the article explores how the development of new...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and activists involved in women’s collectives were creating social-­ issue documentaries, experimental works, and sometimes cable television series that archived a vibrant era of political and social change. The videos covered topics like feminist deconstruction of soap operas, as seen in Ceci...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Lynne Sachs Camera Obscura 2007 Lynne Sachs makes experimental and documentary films, videos, installations, and Web projects that expose the limits of verbal language by complementing it with complex emotional and visual imagery. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches alternative media in...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 184–191.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jackie Hatfield Camera Obscura 2006 Jackie Hatfield is an artist and writer. She is coeditor of the Experimental Film and Video, An Anthology and works for the University of Dundee as a postdoctoral research fellow on “Rewind: Artists' Video in the Seventies and Eighties.” Tamara...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 244–245.
Published: 01 May 1979
... try to encourage spectators to see this. We also do our best to support independent and experimental films which have a very limited public in France for the time being. Other concerns of ours, though not in order of importance: better working conditions for women...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 152–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Winston. Straight: Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003. Dixon, Wheeler Winston, and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, eds. Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader. New York: Routledge, 2002. Doane, Mary Ann. The Emergence of Cinematic Time...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 181–183.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Volume Index 183 Tess Takahashi The Legacy of Representation: International Experimental Media Congress; Toronto, 1989 and 2010. No. 81: pp. 137 – 147 Greg Youmans Performing Essentialism: Reassessing Barbara Hammer’s Films of the 1970s. No. 81: pp. 101 – 135 doi 10.1215/02705346...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 161–162.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Naficy. American Film Institute, 1999. Post Identity 1.2. U of Detroit Mercy, 1998. Fatal Advice: How Safe-Sex Education Went Wrong by Cindy Patton. Duke UP, 1996. Robert Bresson edited by James Quandt. Indiana UP, 1999. Shohei Imamura edited by James Quandt. Indiana UP, 1999. Experimental...