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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 1. Pipilotti Rist, I'm Not the Girl Who Misses Much ( Ich bin nicht das Mädchen, das viel vermisst ), 1986, video still. © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Hauser & Wirth Figure 1. Pipilotti Rist, I'm Not the Girl Who Misses Much (Ich bin More
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 93–133.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and psychoanalysis literature. This new paradigm is driven by the emergence of a new wave of Israeli documentaries such as Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir , Tamar Yarom's To See If I'm Smiling , and Avi Mograbi's Z32 , one that for the first time includes female IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) veterans. Israeli cinema...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 118–133.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Wean-Michael] Basquiat put it, “SOS: same old shit.” I’m lucky. Because of my background, I can see things in many different ways. I know that the fact that Afro-American culture is imitated globally says something about our diversity and our creativity and our eccentricity. One amazing...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 137–145.
Published: 01 December 2011
... was very inspiring for the depressing suburbia parts. Do you think about your film through a feminist sensibility? I’m interested in how you see yourself as a woman filmmaker making a film about and using the conventions of a largely male-­dominated mode of production. What I find so...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... In true Barbara fashion, she researched everything she could about ovarian cancer. And the statistics are not good. So she started then. She redid her will. She started thinking more seriously about her archive. She didn't think in terms of, “Well, this is the end.” She just said, “I'm going to keep...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 198–210.
Published: 01 May 1979
... was, besides the interest I had in seeing all the American independent films at Anthology 199 Film Archives, that probably it gave me the possibility of not deciding where to go, that is whether to become an editor, a camerawoman, or this or that. And actually I’m still not decided because I’m still...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 18–39.
Published: 01 December 1984
... and condense them into a single monitor work. Looking back on it now, that’s the way I would analyze it. CO: Leaving the 20th Century is very dramatic and compelling. MA: Yes, I’m starting to realize how theatrical I am. I have a real love for the theater and may want to work in a theatrical mode...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 26–31.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... It read as follows: "Happy New Year! I'm not in the least bit excited about 1988. Again I can't do what I want to do! I'm going to have to make a detective movie. Goddammit! I don't feel like saying any more." Chris Berry: How did you first get interested in movies? Peng Xiaolian: I wasn't...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 148–157.
Published: 01 September 1985
... by the meta- discursive style, which enters by way of the footnotes and which uses the third person as the dominant mode of address. So I’m not really privileg- ing the autobiographical discourse-I’m always attempting to disrupt it. As to what you say about a sort of development and resolution: I...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 20–25.
Published: 01 September 1988
... the character of the artist, male or female. So, in making films, my primary motivation is to express myself, and in expressing myself, it's very natural that my being a woman should be part of that. CB: What do you think about the idea of "women's cinema"? ZNX: To be honest, I'm not that interested...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 162–194.
Published: 01 September 1985
... this particular camera is loaded with symbolism. I expressed this to you with the question, “Does the French cinema needa camera? No So I am taking advantage of Jean-Bernard Menoud’s presence in Paris today to discuss this, since he’s the one who ended up using it the most. I’m here as a film producer...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 186–221.
Published: 01 May 1995
.... Two days ago, I was dancing the tango in Buenos Aires for a week, and here I am talking with you about films and filmmaking. I'm not interested in consciously repeating myself, although in my work, as in most people's work, you can trace repetitive things: people tend to repeat until they're done...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
...: In terms of this question of access, I'm completely confused. I live in New York City and I go into the St. Mark's Bookstore in the East Village, and in the center of the room is the most amazing array of perversions and weirdnesses. Now, we're all happy we can go there and get...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... What I said was that I’m really happy to be celebrating our fortieth anniversary, and I’m also sad because it makes me think about what it means that we’re still as needed as we were forty years ago. . . . We were supposed to go out of business! We’re a project that by its very nature was meant...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 60–73.
Published: 01 December 1982
...: And your drawing things, darling? Carnille: It’s not today, it’s tomorrow. Mother: Is it? OK . . . but be quick if you don’t mind . . What are you doing, Camille? Camille: I’m taking off my tights. Mother: Hurry up . . . please. 62 Camille: OK...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 161–185.
Published: 01 December 1982
... said (when we were coming here in the car) that you had trouble because you were asked to cut two or three lines. PK: But that’s a space matter, it’s not an advertising matter. J-LG: Well, a space matter, what is it? 172 PK: There are make-up men. I’m writing for a weekly, for people...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 230–234.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Even though I’m mistrustful of “privileged hindsight narratives” that create meaningful and coherent wholes out of pieces that seemed more like fragments at the time, this questionnaire has set me to thinking about the development of female spectatorship (in my own work...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 181–197.
Published: 01 May 2004
... practice to be moving so that I don’t become wed to a particular shape. But if there is one central medium, it is writing. Much of the work I’ve done in the past two years is writing. Soon these things will be out in the world!2 But my computer knows I’m a writer. Much of what you do, even...