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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the 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 (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 153–156.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Cinema: Critical Frameworks (forthcoming). Daughters of Chaos (dir. Marjorie Keller, US, 1980). Courtesy of Film-Makers’ Cooperative A R C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E Rescuing the Fragmentary Evidence of Women’s Experimental Film Robin Blaetz I...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). She is preparing a book manuscript on Bruce Conner's experimental films. © 2015 by Camera Obscura 2015 experimental cinema rock and roll pop music dance film New Hollywood Figure 1. Still from BREAKAWAY (dir. Bruce Conner, US, 1966). 16 mm film, b/w, sound, 5 min. Courtesy...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 152–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., Wheeler 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...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... the emergent struc- tures of feeling around the current notion of AIDS as a chronic, manageable disease, there are deeper, residual structures of loss. As works of experimental cinema, the films invest form with greater significance than narrative, relying on the expressivity of their dis- tinctive...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 180–182.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., and the Production Code. 2d ed. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Le Grice, Malcom. Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age. London: British Film Institute, 2001. Marin, Louis. On Representation. Trans. Catherine Porter. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. Mellen, Joan...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 184–191.
Published: 01 September 2006
... critical writing remains largely untouched by feminism in the UK, Laura Mulvey notwithstanding. Critical writing on experimental cinema has been comparatively sparse; an emphasis on medium in the modernist sense and debates on language and abstraction have become historical orthodoxies...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 153–163.
Published: 01 May 2016
... on US author Flannery O'Connor. Erica Stein is an assistant professor of communication arts at Marymount Manhattan College, where she teaches film and television studies. Her work explores the relationship between space and narrative in both popular and experimental cinema and has been published...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 93–104.
Published: 01 September 1977
... second; from the early days of cinema to the most radical films of contemporary experimental cinema, the history of cinema showsprecisely the opposite. But the effect produced is different. As the projection speed is altered, slower or faster, the presence of the apparatus and its...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and the free-­form associative experimentation of The House Is Black, combined with the film’s ostensible subject matter (leprosy), helps to explain the paradox of the film’s central/marginalized position in histories of Iranian cinema. The critical uneasiness regarding the film’s style and genre has...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 89–103.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., realism, ethnographic empathy—as well as the power of cinema to express a feminist vision of how these elements signify a unique experience of the world—Stratman's film lays bare her connection to a tradition that has developed over generations of women making experimental films. The title word VEVER...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to several anthologies, including Porn Studies (2004), Women's Experimental Cinema (2007), Place in Cinema (forthcoming 2010), Experimental Cinema: Missing Frames (2009), and Body Worlds: A Critical Anthology (2008). She is currently writing a book tentatively titled “The Pedophilic Imagination...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 31–57.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Chick Strand was years ahead of her time,” asserted Canyon Cinema Foundation in a recent social media post about the 2015 retrospective of the filmmaker at the Tate Modern. 1 Highlighting the contemporary feel of Strand's experimental ethnographic films mostly dating back to the seventies...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... her argument is also applicable more broadly to film histories engaging different modes of production (independent, industrial, experimental) that span numerous and diverse cultural and national contexts. Here the relative invisibility of feminism and women’s cinema persists for reasons...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that white women are not supposed to be.’ ” Ara Osterweil, “ ‘Absently Enchanted’: The Apocryphal, Ecstatic Cinema of Barbara Rubin,” in Women’s Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks, ed. Robin Blaetz (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007), 137; and Sally Banes, Greenwich...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 89–106.
Published: 01 December 1984
... instances in which Lyotard brings his theories into direct contact with experimental cinema. He views the cinema as potentially the most fluid and engaging of libidinal apparati. ‘‘Acinema” suggests that avant-garde cinema is created by either understating or exaggerating the economy of moving...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... For example, MIX NYC, which bills itself as “the longestrunning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival in New York City and one of the foremost venues for experimental cinema in the world,” screened the film in 1990 as part of a program organized around black gay representation.30...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2005
... feminism deeper in the structure of the works” coincides serendipitously with the renewal of interest in multiple projection occasioned by the development of DVD tech- nology and the reconfi guration of experimental cinema in the gallery. Rather than pursuing the interactive and nonlinear ideals...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 57–91.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Lucas Hilderbrand Camera Obscura 2004 Lucas Hilderbrand is a PhD candidate in cinema studies at New York University and a programmer for MIX: The New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. Framed in front of a staticky TV monitor, Karen’s subjectivity is influenced...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and memory.2 In a Screen dossier devoted to trauma theory, E. Ann Kaplan has compellingly argued that trauma plays a constitutive role in film melodrama one, however, that the genre takes great pains to conceal. Experimental cinema, she maintains, adopts such techniques as fragmentation, flashbacks...