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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of visibility in an age of pervasive surveillance, Blas and Gaboury look to the work of artists and critical thinkers who offer alternate modes of veiled, obscured, or otherwise negotiated being in the world. Focusing on Blas's own work, the conversation interrogates what Blas terms “informatic opacity” through...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 175–185.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jennifer Rhee This essay examines the relationship between surveillance and opacity through artist Adam Harvey's “Anti-Drone” wear, clothing that evades drone surveillance and is part of his Stealth Wear (2013) project. Through an engagement with opacity, the author argues that “Anti-Drone” wear's...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 149–153.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Zach Blas This introduction proposes opacity as a generative and necessary frame for contemporary feminist and queer politics. Theorized by the Martinican philosopher and poet Édouard Glissant, opacity can be understood as an incalculable alterity that is at once the relational ontology...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jasmina Tumbas In this interview, the author and Australian artist Jemima Wyman discuss the position of art and activism in Wyman's artistic practice. Focusing on opacity as a political position in the conception and production of her artwork, Wyman comments on her use of patterns, performance...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contemporary articulations of queerness and queer sex rest on notions of opacity. This mirrors the production of plastic and the ways in which this alienated material has influenced our lives. Given this congruence, what might be borrowed from the figure of plastic for contemporary politics and organizing...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to be the price that the erection of a nosotros demanded. In their production of a male-centered Peruvian community, a nosotros , these male aggressors don't allow Mia or her gender any claim for opacity. Against the reification of this heteronormative nosotros , Loxoro introduces the importance of opacity...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 153–156.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., while she was forgotten and her films allowed to disappear. As if distracted by the apparent ineptitude and perceived opacity of the films, feminist film theorists who focused on decon- structing classical Hollywood cinema made only limited attempts to understand the films that women were making...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of scales—protests against university budget cuts, the suicide of the depressed and underemployed, the intermittent opacity of a dark hallway and, in particular, a scene in which students refuse to engage in abstract debates on Third World debt that ignore colonial racism. For Galt, such discordant...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 167–173.
Published: 01 September 2016
... (2015). © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 undetectable HIV Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz optimism Figure 1. Tablet III from Protogaea by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1749). GC6.L5316.749p, Houghton Library, Harvard University IN PRACTICE: OPACITIES...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 206–215.
Published: 01 September 1990
... it visible. This, in turn, reinforces the natural tendency of the image to become “objective,” to retreat into its opacity-that is, to open itself up to infinity, without being attributed to anyone. The numerous marks of identity that punctuate the exchange conflict with this ambiguity, to the point...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... an authentic affective change in the body gives way to a questioning of what is happening to the performer’s body. That body is thus given a depth, complexity, and opacity for the viewer, who can no longer maintain the illusion that the relation- ship between affective change...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
... but . . . a powerfully signify- ing opacity.”55 Litvak refers here to Jane Eyre: “One of the major sites of the convention . . . that dissociates rhetorical . . . power from social power, producing a chiasmus in which the inferiority of oppressed or marginalized groups virtually guarantees their latent, but all...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the clarity of the scene should be stretched into infin- ity, is the brilliant opacity of the stain, in which the gaze becomes visible.39 The spectator who through the reversal between view- point and vanishing point is caught in this impossible identifica- tion with the gaze, experiences, beyond...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... claims that what strikes us is the opacity of the old things in the photo, the disjunction between the trans- parency of the person and the stoppage linked to our inspection of the effects and remains of the past object-­world.21 The grand- mother’s crinoline and the chignon become the things...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 89–106.
Published: 01 December 1984
... of the visible is to “signify the invisible,” and therefore the image cannot “create illusions,” ‘ ‘nor in its opacity. . .captivate and lead astray the movement of devotion” (Dikour~,Figure, p. 173). This example combines with another imbrica- tion of figure and discourse in the commentaries...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 139–161.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... The soundtrack-the noises, the music, the whispering, but above all the offscreen voice-will permit things to be put back in order and will allow the reinscription of transparency into the opacity of the film text; it will reinject subjectivity and identity into the a-subjectivity and the embryonic...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... opacity, this is not a defect in matter, but an infirmity in the eye of the onlooker.” 27 However, there is no known documentation of the existence of any Joannes Bardas or any volumes by him housed in the library; he seems to have been invented by Yanco as a kind of alter ego. A clue...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of visibility of the object, the opacity of the revolutions of the gaze itself, that is the generative engine of scopo- philia. We can now expand on the critiques raised via Freud above. On the first count, not only is the subject’s position in the gaze rela- tion volatile in relation to the Other...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 92–115.
Published: 01 May 1996
... the seen as tamed and appropriable object, but also inhabiting the seen, lending oneself to its lures and its rejections, its opacities and its disclosures. In an important sense, the mutual incorporation of subject and world implies that we don't just see with our eyes...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the romantic mood. She plays them gently for both Theodore and herself as a back- ground to their verbal exchanges. However, Her goes beyond Hoffmann’s paradigm of machinic intimacy, insisting on the radical difference of the machine, its incommensurability, and its opacity in that it consti...