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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Lisa Åkervall Abstract This essay takes the auto-tuned viral video “Can't Hug Every Cat” as a point of entry for a broader analysis of how modulation decisively shapes politics, aesthetics, and gendering in contemporary digital ecologies. It uncovers how the exaggerated exhibitions of feminine...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 39–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reflection on how we modulate our sense of selfhood through interactions with others. This article examines Sobell’s video performances with chicken carcasses, instantiating the ambiguities of mother- infant relationships, in connection with her Brainwave Drawings , a series of installations based...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 20–31.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., modulated editing effects. What we see, quite literally, is the produc- tion of ambivalence, aesthetically stunning, yet horrific in its implica- tions because the editing reduplicates formally-generates-both vio- lence and eroticism through the cut. We have a film that binds...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 7–10.
Published: 01 September 1990
... is at times modulated by echoes (Frank’s first “hello” is repeated eight times) in order to accentuate the physical dimension of language and, above all, to imitate the journey that words fixed to landscapes make from one body to another (through cables and satellites). Amorous...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 162–167.
Published: 01 September 1990
... a microphone, allows composing with gesture, which is impossible with conventional equipment. 166 This camera, modified to produce a very strong effect of luminous “trailing,” allowed me to a surprising degree to modulate figuration; so that, in stillness or slight movement the image...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 28–59.
Published: 01 September 1983
... modulates this space, this beyond -presence-and-absence. 38 And when the woman on the ground stretches out, the way the dif- ferent tones and the follow spotlight are handled together creates the body which can only just be called a body, crumbling away as it takes shape...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... on a fetishistic objectification of women’s bodies modulates into something else. Berkeley made his reputation by providing Depression-era audiences with spec- tacle, combining choreography of military precision with lavish sets and provocative costumes. Berkeley’s success hinged...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., revealing that the original intention was “to have the actors sing the lines and produce a film-­opera” (362). While this approach was eventually discarded, according to Kučera, Chytilová worked with the melody and tone of the actors’ voices, modulating them...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
... — the family, law, the state, edu- cation — where things have specific values and a specific place.”14 By contrast, the molecular is concerned with affect, sensations, vibrations, durations, modulations, resonances, and intensities. The molar and the molecular are intimately linked...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... To date, forty-­four instructors in thirty locations have already taught our unique distributed open collaborative course (DOCC), which includes over a dozen separate modules and a spine of video dialogues with leading scholars, as well as extensive guidelines and FemTechNet...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... advocates (promotoras) through a series of workshops on labor, environmental, and human rights. Building on Factor X’s experience, Funari and de la Torre designed a training module that in the course of six weeks would teach promotoras how to use a digital camera, integrate film techniques and sound...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
... epitomizes the way in which so many of Holofcener’s characters step back and regard their situations, becoming aware of how their behavior affects others. In each of Holofcener’s films, action breaks the limit situation to achieve a small measure of modulation, though without any guar- antee...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 86–109.
Published: 01 December 1986
.... It may be unremittingly raw, as in the nonstop carnage of George Romero’s films. Or it may modulate between a raw and cool approach, as in the cinema of DePalma. The Weltanschauung which informs Psycho and its cruel successors is paranoid/Hobbesian. Hitchcock predicates exploitation...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... ambience or whether peripheral patterns of stress and disarray do not meaningfully modulate its scope. In this context, atmosphere encompasses a broad set of phenomena that can be nonetheless approached in terms of what Derek McCormack calls “agencies excessive of the category of entity.” 6 As I...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 106–119.
Published: 01 September 1988
... of the Gaze' to the extent that each historical medical for• mation modulated a first light and constituted a space of visibility for illness, making symptoms gleam, either like the clinic by unfolding things in two dimensions, or like pathology by refolding them, using a third...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 53–70.
Published: 01 May 1976
... and the fully-extended body substitute 1. factory fabrication energy equality and''found" movement 2. unitaryforms, modules equality ofparts 3. uninterrupted surface repetition or discrete events 4. nonreferential forms...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 161–179.
Published: 01 May 1997
... to herself-that is, reinhabiting her bodily form-she trenchantly recounts for the court her appalling ordeal. In a trial scene that rehearses the horrors, albeit in a modulated tone, of a rape trial of the early sixties, the defense lawyer impugns the young 173 woman’s veracity...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... foggy heads stooping and stumbling down the sidewalk, attentive more to a text mes- sage than to the world around them. Human attention is a rare commodity. Its quality modulates according to different places and different times. Today attention tends to curl back on itself, corralled...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... work with actors does not seek to synchronize this break between breath and punctuation, which would vanquish the resistance to the text. Instead, it is about organizing the break as the resistant material at the base of singular performance-­ readings. The modulation of the text by the breath...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 1982
... are filmmakers, it is modulated by the intervening “Photos et Cie a segment linked to ‘3ean-Luc” by both programs’ concern with the analysis and construction of images, but simultaneously related to “Marcel” by way of the opposition between amateurs and pro- fessionals...