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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Ronald Gregg Abstract Lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer turned from experimental filmmaking to feature-length documentaries in the early 1990s. These late documentaries illustrate her distinct perspective on queer history and affect, which was influenced by 1970s lesbian feminism and queer...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 137–139.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Vanessa Haroutunian Abstract This essay describes how the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant came into fruition, created by the pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer and administered through the New York City nonprofit organization Queer|Art. In 2017, Hammer...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 84–87.
Published: 01 December 2021
... decade of the filmmaker's life. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Hammer made work dealing with her body; gave footage she shot over the years to several filmmakers to finish as they wished; set up a grant for lesbian experimental filmmakers; and collaborated with curators, archivists, and her partner...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 119–121.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that revealed Barbara's presence at that time. As I heard her voice—curious, sometimes gently challenging, always clear and direct—I again felt her right there with me. avant-garde film experimental film Barbara Hammer lesbian filmmakers Jane Brakhage Figure 1. Still from So Many Ideas...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
... as a black lesbian filmmaker through an identification 50  •  Camera Obscura with Fae, Dunye is attempting to integrate or reconstitute Cheryl/ Dunye — an identity split by the traditional distinction between actor and director — as Cheryl Dunye. While Cheryl establishes a historical subjectivity...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... The Minor Transnationalism of Queer Asian Cinema  • 39 Paying particular attention to these questions of the global movement of capital and the reception of queer women’s cinema, White considers how lesbian filmmakers deploy the notion ofthe minor in imaginative and generative ways. While...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 89–103.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., as well as through the establishment of several grants in her name for students of film and rising lesbian filmmakers in particular. 18. Deborah Stratman, telephone interview with the author, 7 October 2020. 17. “Remembering Barbara Hammer: Artists Discuss Her Legacy, Generosity, and Work...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Colleen Jankovic; Nadia Awad While expanding critiques of pinkwashing have drawn increasing attention to how queer issues in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are perniciously mobilized by a network of lobby groups, Brand Israel initiatives, and international gay and lesbian...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 145–177.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to another queer woman of color, Cheryl Dunye, whose relationship to the “film” of filmmaking has also been marked by occasional estrangement. Dunye's film The Watermelon Woman (US, 1996) was the first feature by a Black lesbian director to receive theatrical distribution in the US, but it did not mark...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... project about gay and lesbian activist filmmaking in the 1970s. © 2012 by Camera Obscura 2012 Figure . Barbara Hammer, Dyketactics (US, mm lm. DVD still Performing Essentialism: Reassessing Barbara Hammer’s Films of the 1970s Greg Youmans Jen Smith’s video Magick...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 165–175.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of the filmmakers, such as Anthony, Dia Felix, and Bug Davidson, cast some or all of the characters as cis men or trans men, and the chapter by Jerry Lee imagines the characters as drag queens. While the lesbian feminist ethos of the 1970s and 1980s often created and coalesced around women-­ only spaces...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 195–214.
Published: 01 September 1985
.... In addition Kaplan discusses two precursors of the feminist film movement -GGermaine Dulac and Maya Deren-and their influence on several lesbian filmmakers working in the experimental mode, the work of Euro- pean women directors, Marguerite Duras and Margarethe von Trotta, and Cuban filmmaker Sara...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... akin to those that lesbian filmmakers and video artists waged for many years through several analogous strategies. At the graphic level, starting with the opening shot of the studio gate and extending to all the doorways, corridors, glass panes, and white or black walls on which Dash...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2001
... that, “despite a network of lesbian and gay history projects,” they “have yet to see any film about that venerable mainstay of lesbian cul- ture, the bars.”1 At the time of their writing, lesbian filmmak- ing projects certainly were scant, and historical projects...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 31–53.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of cinephilia; Akerman's complex relation to her own cinematic becoming and cinema's historiography; and the distinct temporality and duration of cinema produced by and for the figure of the girl. The article demonstrates that in Akerman's filmmaking, the figure of girl as cinéfille is not a position...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and filmmaking) and acknowledges the specifi- cities attendant to such a focus, it will also draw, when necessary, from ideas and theories relevant to both lesbian and gay cultural practices.8 The specific advantage in deploying the concept of gay cinephilia in the analysis of these films lies in its ability...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 120–131.
Published: 01 September 1983
... figures, usually absent or suppressed in radical independent documentaries. Filmmaker Barbara Hammer questioned current feminist theory for ignoring the components of a lesbian aesthetic. Her essentialist schema offered pri• marily biological, social, and personalist categories: touch, nature, adapt...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 136–143.
Published: 01 May 1981
...; experimental films such as Germaine Dulac’s La Souriunte Mme. Beudet, Joyce Wieland’s Rat Life and Diet in North America and Barbara Hammer’s Double Strength; the works of several West German filmmakers, one of them Cristina Perincioli’s ThePower ofMen is the Patience of Women...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... arrangements that separate is the first step toward more complex and just systems of knowledge and power, as for all upheavals, such ruptures are anything but benign. “Most lesbian documentaries represent such risk-taking on the part of filmmak- ers and subjects,” suggests Barbara Halpern Martineau...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
... and, at the same time, pees on her. The woman giggles happily. The film becomes a lesbian combat movie: lessons in how to battle- successfully-the Lacanian Law of the Father in life and in filmmak- ing. (At one point in the film a female Lacanian takes over the voice-over, droning on and on in authoritative...