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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and archive, and death and the image. This essay traces the ghostliness of entertainers speaking from beyond the grave and the new interpretive problems that come to the fore when the performance is “live” but the performer isn't. Bringing together star discourse, media ontology, and sound studies...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Michael Litwack How can we understand television's pervasive ideology of liveness at a moment in which the medium increasingly invests in the vital capacities of individuals and populations? This article approaches this question by looking at the imbrication of televisual liveness and a perhaps...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Molly Anne Rothenberg Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Original design by Tom Pribyl, from a photo by Thomas DiPiero The “Newer Angels” and the Living Dead: The Ethics of Screening Obsessional Desire Molly Anne Rothenberg . Apparently, we...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Pictures/Photofest The Many Lives of Mr. Yunioshi: Yellowface and the Queer Buzz of Breakfast at Tiffany’s Melissa Phruksachart Much like its female protagonist Holly Golightly, Truman Capote’s 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s has led a chameleonic life. The narrative about...
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. Carolee Schneemann, Glass Environment for Sound and Motion , the Living Theatre, New York (1962). From left: Malcolm Goldstein, Yvonne Rainer, and Andre Cadet. Photograph: Steve Schapiro. Courtesy of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation; P•P•O•W, New York; Galerie Lelong, New York More
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., that there are different bourgeoisies and different undergrounds and they can clash in many ways. Just as we still live with the heritage of May 1968 in Paris, in the experimental film world so too we still live with the aftermath of EXPRMNTL 4 in 1967 in the small town of Knokke. When the fifth edition of the festival...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (Tijuana, Baja California) and chronicles the lives of maquiladora workers who experience firsthand the debilitating effects of development driven by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) along the Mexico-US border. The making of the film coincided with the global economic crisis of 2001, when...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Priscilla Layne Between 1990 and 1997, Auma Obama, half-sister of Barack Obama, studied at the Berlin Film and Television Academy (DFFB). For her final project, Obama wrote and directed All That Glitters (1993), a short film about Wendo, a Kenyan woman living in Bayreuth, married to a white German...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., 1988). D’Est ( From the East , France/Belgium, 1993) is featured for its impact on the future work of both artists and expanding Chantal’s work from the big screen to live performance with D’Est in Music (2005). Their passion for the live stage and breaking the confines of the film frame is seen...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... domains of war and political machinations. While one film takes on a serious ethical polemic (the innocent lives of civilians caught in the visual crosshairs of drone cameras) and the latter is a romantic comedy following the adventures of a journalist in Afghanistan, both visually capture important...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... affirms past queer lives, celebrating and highlighting rebelliousness, agency, creativity, queer kinship, and passion. Additionally, Hammer attempts to communicate with and embody the past, physically and emotionally seeking out and feeling the interior and exterior lives of her biographical subjects, who...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Matt Tierney This article conducts a critical narrative of the public lives and performances of the actor Sterling Hayden as a contribution to the theory of emotion. Cultural theories of feeling have frequently suspended their attention to the diachronies of story and history in favor...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the masochistic logic that structures biopolitics. Reading the masochistic behaviors of both Abramović and the performance's spectators through Gilles Deleuze's notion of the masochistic contract, this essay argues that the performance ultimately harnesses “living labor” in the service of the self-production...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shane Vogel This essay examines Lena Horne's reputation in the first half of her career as a reserved, refined, and affectively distant diva. Approaching her performance of aloofness—communicated and enacted both on film and in live cabaret shows—as an acute response to the interracial intimacy...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the Middle East. This article examines how Benlyazid's first feature at once engages and resists the burdens of representation that accrue to it as it circulates transnationally. Alternately proposing and withholding insights into Muslim women's lives, Benlyazid's film strives to adapt mainstream narrative...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... In reperformance, the documentation image is made live again , thereby reorienting its temporal relationship to performance. Through an examination of the work of porn-star-turned-performance-artist Annie Sprinkle, the “grandmother of performance art” Marina Abramović, and younger Canadian artist Diane Borsato...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... projected through mobile exhibition on city buildings, and Eli Rezik's online “web-movies” Living Alone without Me (Palestine, 2011) and Between Us Two (Palestine, 2011) compelled a panel discussion of alternative means of distribution and exhibition. Finally, Alaa AbuAsad's Masturbate bil beit (Palestine...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
... dissimulation as a democratic and progressive nation in its advancement of queer-rights (commonly referred to as pinkwashing ), “Notes from the Field” exposes the realities of occupation and its impact on the lives of Palestinians, including queers and their profound interventions. Through a critique...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lucas Hilderbrand This essay draws from queer theory and sound studies in an analysis of two sexually explicit 1960s underground films that refused synchronization: Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth (US, 1963), which is intended to be screened with a live radio sound track, and Andy Warhol's Couch...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that revisits the places in which she lived and the people whom she encountered. Lucy Fischer is Distinguished Professor of English and film studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author or editor of nine books: Jacques Tati ; Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women's Cinema...