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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 187–213.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the opportunity to reframe our perception of overlooked population groups or objects and to reorient our attention away from the spectacular and extraordinary toward what Georges Perec called the “infraordinary.” If we regard her installations as sites for “active reverie,” we can also comprehend their political...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
... from the constraints of the hermetically sealed reveries they enact. They’re all fresh-faced, contemporary in dress and manner, down-to-earth a bout carrying out and yet distancing themselves from the tasks the director has asked them to perform. They provide, as Fagin puts it, “the hint...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
... movies were already invitations to posing questions; her photographic and videographic installations further these invitations to a voyage of personal reflections, emotional responses, or active reveries.” Bluher examines these exhibitions as personal and emotional, both for the creator...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of this image by Delvaux signals her interest in dream and reverie and its cross-media inspiration. The image is rare in Delvaux's corpus in showing within the frame a dreaming adolescent. The fantasies of this child self are materialized in Delvaux's dream images of a lost nineteenth-century world of naked...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 54–89.
Published: 01 December 1980
... of a name-Manuela-which serves in a single motion to cut off the presentation of this view. The figure is closed, and the reverie it sus- tained collapsed, by this imprisonment of Garland’s voice which is made to co-exist with another identitv. subiect to the restrictions...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in their own aimless reveries. The visual elements of costuming, makeup, and movement complement the song’s relaxed and lan- guorous tone. Linda’s loose, lacy white tunic creates a feeling of ease and comfort, a marked contrast to the tight, clingy clothes that she otherwise self-­consciously uses...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 113–135.
Published: 01 May 2007
... with that of the Rousseau of de Man’s analysis — the Rous- 122  •  Camera Obscura seau who, in his Fourth Rêverie, blames the servant, Marion, for stealing the ribbon that he himself has stolen, not in order to save face, nor through his desire for Marion, but in de Man’s phrasing, “merely in order...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the conversation into ever more abstract, metaphysi- cal directions before finally launching into an ecstatic reverie inspired by Maria Callas’s performance of “La mamma morta,” an aria from Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, which is play- ing in the background as diegetic music through the apartment’s...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and fingernails, Rottenberg creates a mood of reverie: the woman appears to tap the counter meditatively; her hair seems to float. Yet when the video shifts to real time, we see that what appeared to be either boredom or reverie is, in fact, a rapid, agitated tapping, and the hair that appeared to have...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Folded in on themselves or turned away, their heads bowed and shoulders rounded with reverie, the women are photographed in postures of quiescence and vulnerability. In these images there are few encounters with another body — and in the signature version of this calendar, such encounters occur...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 155–168.
Published: 01 May 1988
... of the playhouse in the form of aliens. A number of the “Penny’7 cartoons feature reveries about aliens and the not so clear boundaries between them and us. A whole episode of the second season is structured around a character named Zyzzybalubah who is literally out of this world: virtually every 162...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
... with Varda's characteristic blend of personal revelation and social observation, something that defines her unique experimental voice. But this sequence is far from the typical nostalgic reverie that we encounter in so many autobiographical works. Embedded within the account of the family's move to Sète during...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 116–131.
Published: 01 May 1996
.... Both times, the Child brings a powerful and positive element of surprise to the encounter, to "shock" the adult out of her or his self-absorbed and self-doubting reverie. In the most frequently quoted passage from his well-known essay, "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... Taking the stage, now suddenly alert, she begins to seduce the audience — she shimmies, she tosses her hair, she opens her arms to accept their applause — and then, distracted by the flashing ROSE sign, she, too, gets caught up in the seduction of her persona. Lost in her reverie, she...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1981
...). Continuing his argument against the “Lacanian reduction,” Lyotard uses the structure of fantasy to demonstrate that psychical processes cannot be reduced to language: Revery, dream and fantasy are mixtures to be read and seen. Dream-work is not 20 a language; it is the effect of the force...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of dreams and reverie, his version of these does not square fully with the Freudian concepts of fantasy or sublimation, nor did he describe them as by-products of the unconscious or repression. Jean Varda, for his part, openly disdained psychoanalysis: as he quips in Uncle Yanco , “For me, the only way...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., she recalls those same events as they exist in her memory. Public circus spectacle is answered by private reverie. Much as Lola passively resists the circus master’s efforts to put her through her paces as a circus performer reenacting the scandals of her past, so the circus master would...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 81–109.
Published: 01 May 2014
... dramatizes a long history of female film spectatorship through its figuration of Daingangan as a child caught in the reveries of wish fulfillment. As the story unfolds, the film becomes a testament to the ways in which the cinema can change the course of people’s lives. It is also a vivid example...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 110–136.
Published: 01 December 1986
..., the voice of the blood, or unspoken innuendo. And so he concludes, significantly, that he would have to invent “a machine which would speak before spoken to10). This reverie about sound quickly moves on to images. Like the Pho- nograph, Photography’s arrival...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... dear friend Elena Gorfinkel, with whom I have shared many smutty screenings and dance-­floor reveries in New York and beyond. Thanks to Callie Angell, Elena Gorfinkel, Juan Suárez, Kristen Hatch, and Joe Wlodarz, among others, for offering comments and critiques of this essay, to Marc Siegel...