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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 2–33.
Published: 01 September 1977
...Constance Penley The Avant-Garde and Its Imaginary Constance Penley Recent metapsychological approaches to film and cinema permit useful precisions in thinking the relation of avant-garde strategies to a feminist filmmaking practice. Any juxtaposition of an avant-garde...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 1979
... Editorial : Feminism, Fiction and the Avant-Garde In May 1978 three members of the Camera Obscura collective (Janet Bergstrom, Elisabeth Lyon and Constance Penley) gave a two day conference at the London Film Co-op on “Feminism, Fiction and the Avant-Garde.” As preparation...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 3. Carolee Schneemann, Noise Bodies (1965). Avant- Garde Festival, Judson Hall, New York. Pictured: Carolee Schneemann with James Tenney. Photographs by Peter Moore. Courtesy of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation; P•P•O•W, New York; Galerie Lelong, New York; and Hales Gallery, London. © More
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that impact. Histories of cinema generally fall within several dominant paradigms: world cinema; Hollywood or industrial cinema; and cinemas in contradistinction to the Hollywood industrial model—national art-film movements and avant-gardes resistant to the industrial paradigm and its influence. Though...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Gerda Johanna Cammaer The small Belgian coastal town of Knokke-le-Zoute once was the scene for one of the most impressive gatherings of the international film avant-garde, when it hosted the last three editions of the illustrious EXPRMNTL film festival (1963, 1967, and 1974). This article focuses...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the conventions and preoccupations of pornography and the avant-garde while straddling the mainstream and the margins of pornographic production. In exploring such liminal spaces, this article redresses the myopias both of rigidly anti-porn stances that fail to consider adult video's subversive potential...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Claire Perkins At first glance, the US indie sector appears to defy Manohla Dargis's 2008 identification of a “new, post-female American cinema.” A significant number of women directors develop female-driven films in the industrial and aesthetic space between mainstream and avant-garde...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... on the avant-garde, appeared to fly in the face of the alleged dumbing down of television that critics identified in the period. I explain its popularity through its investigation of television itself as both a medium and an industry on several levels: through its branding as an artistic auteur product...
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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 (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and in its avant-garde critique of feminist politics through experiments with photographic form. © 2020 by Camera Obscura 2020 photography documentary postcolonialism protest India Figure 1. Protester walking through the spray of water cannons near India Gate during Nirbhaya protests, New...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 67–79.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and postmodernism but is not invoked in this subtitled trinity - Modernism on one side of Mass Culture, Postmodernism on the other-is the "avant-garde." This collection of essays details, in brilliant relief, the recurring segregation of high art and mass culture, intends to account for the longevityof...
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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 (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 60–71.
Published: 01 September 1983
... the main concern ofDaughters 0/Chaosas one of''female bonding." She describes the film's images and then briefly discusses Keller's "patriarchal debts"-namely, her family background, and the work ofStan Brakhage, a major' 'patriarchal" figure of the avant-garde. Keller herselfacknowledges a certain...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Library Anne Charlotte Robertson s Five Year Diary (UK, 1982) holds a peculiar place in the history of the American 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...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 137–147.
Published: 01 December 2012
...- garde canon of lm work.4 “Keep your canon clean then York University graduate student Kass Banning quipped sardonically in one of the many critical responses to the congress.5 Before it had even begun, the congress program provoked the now infamous “Open Letter to the Experimental Film...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 165–168.
Published: 01 December 1989
... my chosen sites of investigation because their writing was routed through the prob- lematized relation to language but also because they wrote about the cinema at a critical moment when an avant-garde was challenging the emerging cinematic codes and conventions. To give one example, Doro...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 153–156.
Published: 01 December 2006
... time and place. In addi- tion, the fact that quite a few of these artists were married to men involved in the American avant-garde almost guaranteed that their work would be dismissed as simple home movie – like play with the camera and treated accordingly. But more relevant to a discussion...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 72–85.
Published: 01 September 1983
... you can see a lot of new work constantly. It's difficult for the "older" avant-garde to be inclusive ofa lot of new work. I'rn sure they resent the attention given to people like me when they continue to make good films and can't make a living after all these years. A lot ofpeople like...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in the film department at New York University. A R C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E Thoughts on Birth and Brakhage Lynne Sachs From California to Florida to New York, from Maryland to Ten- nessee, I have been making and teaching avant-garde film for twenty years. In my experience...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 184–191.
Published: 01 September 2006
... alongside them if written and made visible by the artist (e.g., Peter Gidal, Malcolm Le Grice, Tamara Krikorian, Stuart Marshall) — remain mostly dormant, waiting for discovery. For example, technological invention, though a cen- tral aspect of the practical histories of the avant-garde, remains...