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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Adair Rounthwaite This article develops the concept of “the masturbatory” as a way of theorizing performance art and performance studies' recent turn to reperformance. In reperformance, previous performance artworks — often from performance art's “classic” era of the 1970s — are reenacted, creating...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and protest against gendered and racial inequalities prevalent in postcolonial Cuba. This article highlights the film's feminism, which is inextricably linked to the representation of performance that is fundamental to all versions of Carmen . Revolving around the figure of the racialized female Cuban rumba...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
...). Jane Gaines underscores this double valence of realism within film studies, where she explains that the [current] critique of realism is heir to the crisis of historicism that 1970s film theory kept alive. 1 Nevertheless, black film studies and black feminism continue to Framing Black Performance...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., “Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Film.” 54. Miyao, Sessue Hayakawa , 41. pengxin@uw.edu Copyright © 2022 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 2022 Orientalism and ornamentalism Asian American stars racial performance and accented voice synchronous sound cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Katherine Fusco This article argues that Virtual 2Pac , created in 2012 by Digital Domain Media Group in collaboration with Dr. Dre for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, represents an important twenty-first-century challenge to the relationships between performance and performer, film...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Henry Jenkins Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 “Don’t Become Too Intimate With That Terrible Woman Unruly Wives, Female Comic Performance and So Long Letty Henry Ienkins The somber Mr. Davis (Claude Gillingwater) checks into the Ardmore...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Performance in the Art Deco Era Yiman Wang There was a time when assimilation did quite strictly mean whitening. . . . You “made it” in society not only by putting on airs of anglitude, but also by assiduously bleaching out the marks of a darker, dirtier past. And this bargain, stifling...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 99–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... at the different ways desire structures narratives and images in various cultural traditions, and the way our very notion of desire may be shaped by these representations. Marina Abramovic´ ’s Performance: Stresses on the Body and Psyche in Installation Art Maureen Turim Among the most prolific...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 8. Inserts from Steve and Ageha's bondage performance, Spider-Man , and the Abu Ghraib picture at Tanaka Kinichi's studio. Lovely Andrea (dir. Hito Steyerl, Japan/Austria/Germany, 2007). Courtesy of the artist More
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the cultural logic of purity and feminist studies of the body in the contemporary literature and cinema of exile. CO 43-1, 1-43 6/6/00 2:47 PM Page 1 Cinematic Exile: Performing the Foreign Body on Screen in Roman Polanski’s The Tenant...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... project of which they were a part. The article develops a notion of performing essentialism through which to understand the work of the films. Performativity and essentialism are critical terms that, within the fields of queer and feminist studies, are often understood as oppositional to each other. Yet...
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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 (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 149–159.
Published: 01 September 2022
... extensions they encourage. 4 Older cult film practices are expanded in the interplay between the theatrical screen, live performance, the audience, and their smartphones. This interplay offers a communal, real-time, paratextual environment that runs simultaneously to, and directly informs, the DFF...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... with these issues has led them to produce several video works derived from their open-form performances. I argue that the videos can be read as projects that foreground and explore an array of interrelated ideas or issues revolving around collectivity. Taking individuals' performative acts as their nodal point...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shilyh Warren This article analyzes Performing the Border (dir. Ursula Biemann, Switzerland and Mexico, 1999), Señorita extraviada ( Missing Young Woman , dir. Lourdes Portillo, Mexico, 2001), and The Price of Sex (dir. Mimi Chakarova, US, 2011), three documentaries that focus on the ways that poor...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Boaz Hagin The article examines the trope of the crying male in contemporary Israeli fiction films as it appears near the end of the 2004 feature film Walk on Water , written by Gal Uchovsky and directed by Eytan Fox. It suggests, employing various accounts of crying, melodrama, and performative...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 107–139.
Published: 01 December 2023
... , Showtime, 2017 – 19) — has been on the rise. This article examines these five dramedies in which women both exert authorial voices in telling their own stories and bring to bear performative embodiment in starring in these autobiographical texts. The textual multilayeredness of these author‐performers...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Debbie Reynolds performs an approximation of a Hawaiian hula dance as O'Connor and Kelly (from left to right) look on, part of the eruption of a multiracial genealogy of jazz dance in the “Good Morning” number. Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US, 1952) More
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 9. “Two feelings at the same time.” Ageha performing self-suspension. Lovely Andrea (dir. Hito Steyerl, Japan/Austria/Germany, 2007). Courtesy of the artist More
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jaime Brunton This essay analyzes The Artist Is Present , Marina Abramović's heavily mediatized 2010 performance at New York's Museum of Modern Art, through the lenses of Freudian and Deleuzian concepts of masochism. It specifically focuses on how the masochistic tendencies of this performance may...