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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)): 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, as no other event has...
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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 (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... scholarship in the 1980s and 1990s. Her structure and style in these films draw on the tools of both conventional historical documentaries and experimental film. Offering an astonishing range of evidence, Hammer creatively presents queer plenty from the margins of the archive. Through this evidence, Hammer...
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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 (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 (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 145–149.
Published: 01 September 2021
... reenactment of the highly gendered role that the filmmaker Stan Brakhage cast Schneemann to play in his short experimental film Cat's Cradle (1959). It considers the way she understood home and homeland as two interlocking fronts in the ongoing battle over how gender is encoded and enacted. It concludes...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 129–135.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in New York City. Sachs initially discusses her experiences making Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor (US, 2018), which includes Hammer, the conceptual and performance artist Carolee Schneemann, and the experimental filmmaker Gunvor Nelson. She then discusses her 2019 film, A Month of Single Frames , which uses...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 89–103.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as both inspiration and actual material signals the positive effects and significance of looking to and speaking across generations, a tendency taken up by certain women making experimental work over the course of film history. Collaboration is key to this and many feminist experimental projects—here...
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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...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... representative film, Sacrificed Youth (青春祭, 1985), exploring its complicated negotiation with the socialist legacy and new post-Mao discourses. With a highly subjective and documentary experimental style, the film articulates a double critique of political and cultural uniformity during the Cultural Revolution...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... challenges to industrial and generic hegemony. A series of case studies demonstrates that individual mainstream alt-porn films, despite their corporate production model, may not be antithetical to the subgenre's antiestablishment origins. Frequently adapting self-reflexive strategies from experimental...
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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 (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 84–87.
Published: 01 December 2021
... at the New Yorker . And she continued to make films, culminating in the extraordinary Evidentiary Bodies (US, 2018), a performance piece, film, and installation work. The long middle period of Hammer's career featured experimental shorts and long-form performative documentaries, work that intertwined...
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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 (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...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 137–139.
Published: 01 December 2021
... experimental filmmaking Ira Sachs LGBTQ+ art Queer|Art (nonprofit) Figure 1. Pictured left to right: Barbara Hammer, Vanessa Haroutunian, and Florrie Burke. Figure 1. Pictured left to right: Barbara Hammer, Vanessa Haroutunian, and Florrie Burke. As a pioneer of lesbian experimental film...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 118–133.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., even though I love structure. Once something is organ- ized, once I know how it’s going to go down, then I really like to bust loose within it. I like boundaries, but I don’t like rules. I think that works well for someone who likes to do experimental film. SM: Your combination...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 5–13.
Published: 01 May 1979
... to become more interested in avant-garde, experimental film, and then experimental films made by women. At this point, we were still thinking about these films in relation to their success in “deconstructing” the Hollywood model, a concept which, more and more, seemed to us...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... by independent les- bian and gay media over the past two decades, one also finds a significant number of experimental films and videos that approach the visual archive of popular culture as a rich source of affect, rather than merely as a site for ideological analysis. This article analyzes...