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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... through the different terrains of collective memory, the article shows that the militarized vision and real-time temporality of Drones produce control effects of visibility like those that currently characterize the borderlands. In contrast, the haptic and entangled aesthetics of TruNode produce...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
... “The body’s texture is spatial; and reciprocally, the texture of space is corporeal.” — José Gil, “Paradoxical Body” “Orientations are tactile.” — Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology “It is this tactile quality . . . that is essential to any lesbian aesthetic.” — Barbara Hammer, in Jacqueline Zita...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 95–126.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... Fashioning themselves in the material contours of history, these characters (and the women who play them) stage a haptic encounter with sanctioned forms of knowledge about the AIDS past that announces their intention to retell the story of real queer and trans of color community. The historical-political...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... , and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory . Pozo's current book project is titled “Haptic Media: Gender, Sexuality, and Affect in Technology Culture, 1959–2015.” Bonnie Ruberg is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division at the University of Southern California...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 57–91.
Published: 01 December 2004
... by the media and further washed out and disfigured by video reproduction in Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Grainy Days and Mondays: Superstar and Bootleg Aesthetics Lucas Hilderbrand The year is 1970, and suddenly the nation finds itself asking the question, “What if, instead...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2005
...- cept generating takes on a more frenetic, impassioned tone when he moves to the body of time-image films in Cinema 2, a work no less auteur-centered than the first. The direct presentation of time that marks these films is the locus of an aesthetics and a politics that, for Deleuze, would have...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... describe their profound grief; and each filmmaker includes herself either in the frame or in the voice-over of the film—sometimes in both. Despite their distinct aesthetic investments, these three films share common thematic preoccupations with gender-based violence and filmically constructed justice...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2024
... a “disappearing act” that moves audiences beyond the flesh and into the heart of the matter: the internal depths of transgender fantasy and feeling. Aesthetically articulated, this trans cension progresses from the private visions of the film's protagonist, Marina, to an acute emphasis on sound as well as surface...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lindsey Green-Simms This essay examines the aesthetic dimensions of the “occult melodramas” of West African video-films by discussing how filmmakers use the technology of video to recreate the sensuous impact of daily rumors that speak to spiritual and socioeconomic anxieties. Given...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 31–57.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... Carmelita in Mosori Monika (dir. Chick Strand, US, 1970) Figure 1. Carmelita in Mosori Monika (dir. Chick Strand, US, 1970) 1970s feminisms aesthetics of the surface experimental ethnographic cinema experimental film historiography and cinema Copyright © 2022 by Camera Obscura Published...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... finds plenty. Her engagement with the lesbian past celebrates and highlights rebelliousness, agency, creativity, queer kinship, and passion. Moreover, her films explore her own joyous, intimate, and creative encounters with the archive and these lives. Drawing on the experimental aesthetics that she...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the amnesia in respect to premodern gender and sexualities, the Persian carpet as a “mnemonic object” exposes loss and transformation. 56 In this remix carpet is visually present in the frame, but its weaving as an aesthetic practice also contextualizes the link between digital remix and diasporic...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... on and transformed in the Brothers’ hilarious and campy reworking of these films in their play Brave Smiles. Like the Five Lesbian Brothers’ plays, Not Just Passing Through and LHA embrace the archive of popular culture, even when it is homophobic, inventing an archival and documentary aesthetic more...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: by way of extremity, the new film trend foregrounds sensation, which in its aesthetic immediacy provides the point of access to a more authentic reality. This article argues that such a perspective forecloses the complex formal strategies that characterize the films, thus neglecting the crucial role...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 31–61.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Rebecca A. Sheehan Abstract This article considers the cinematic works of the contemporary American artist Sharon Lockhart in the context of what it identifies as philosophies and practices of “the casual,” from the impact of Emersonian aesthetics on post – World War II American avant‐garde cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Mimi Thi Nguyen A unique aesthetic and artifact for what might loosely be dubbed “Vietnamese America,” the Ao Trang (White Dress) calendar draws from a reservoir of images and feelings of the so-called traditional Vietnamese dress — and specifically, its most iconic form as the uniform...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... culture in search of an affective and aesthetic vocabulary for articulating and sharing lived experience.2 However, their attitude is often inscribed by an ambivalence about the possible toxicity of the culture they appro- priate. Gay skepticism toward popular culture obviously increased during...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and aesthetic reading of the image, one that considers the shadow not only deictically, as an evidentiary index of an offscreen body that has been lynched, but also as its severed and manmade durable reproduction — as a silhouette.25 The Silhouette as Racialized Space In the silhouette, the body...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and narrative progressions. Second, I perform a lesbian reading of Illusions based on palpable frissons of attraction and mutual fascination linking the two female protagonists and also on the film's deliberately rough aesthetics, situating Dash's film within a tradition Patricia White and others, following...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Japan’s fast modernization for its conformist blandness. The film was rst seen by a German with connections to the Berlin Film Fes- tival and was sent to the festival at his request.13 Japan’s streak of art lms going into the festival had been both auteurist and more aesthetically...