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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the impact of neoliberalism on current queer politics, the piece winds its way toward a suturing of queer identity and questions of nation. elle flanders is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. She was raised in Montreal and Jerusalem and holds both an MA in critical theory and an MFA from...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., to the silhouettes of installation artist Kara Walker, to Scott McGehee and David Siegel's 1993 film Suture (US), to Harlem Renaissance visual artist Richard Bruce Nugent, the essay follows the shadow's blackness across the visual forms — including the silhouette and the photograph — that have historically given...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 125–151.
Published: 01 September 2003
... with its com- plex representations of the monstrous, self-consciously compli- cate claims that the voyeuristic gaze can be definitively gendered. At the same time, theories of cinematic suture—theories that detail the construction of cinematic pleasure and displeasure—would suggest that because...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
... is the concept of suture, both surgical and cinematic. La piel que habito constructs an overdetermined intersection of the physical closures that surgi- cal body modifications entail with the desire for visually articulated moments of psychosocial closure that propel narrative cinema, pushing its viewers...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... as “suture,” whereby the viewer is “stitched” into the narrative and encouraged to identify with the characters. Thus the illusion of a continuous and coherent reality is restored to the viewer, along with a feeling of authority over the imaginary space.27 Kaja Silverman understands the workings...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 6–30.
Published: 01 January 1996
... to confer and that shot 2 is supposed to suture over.' The spectator is faced with a vision that does not belong to him or her but that cannot be displaced, situated elsewhere." And, in failing to attri- bute the scenes to a character in the story, the film generates further...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 8–40.
Published: 01 September 1991
... film criticism, this is a question about suturing-that process of sub- jective activation and reactivation through complex transactions be- tween symbolic and imaginary significations, transactions that give rise to an illusory sense of unity with the field of the other...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 93–104.
Published: 01 September 1977
... to be stabilized in the socialization of the cinematographic institution. As Kuntzel's article shows, the defilement is at the very cen- ter of the filmic machine. It is the operation which sutures the two bodies of the film (the film-strip and the film-projection) into a film-text. By definition, I'ernouuoir...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 101–124.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., and revels in the sacrificial basis of the social contract. The male masochist magnifies the losses and divisions upon which cultural identity is based, refusing to be sutured or recompensed. In short, he radiates a negativity inimical to the social order (5...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 131–160.
Published: 01 December 1982
... space (often by means of what has been called “suture l3 But here, the eye-line matches substitute for the sutur- ing process, and these matches, from a scenic point of view, create Julse relations between the looker and what is looked at. These false relations of seeing/seen establish...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 121–127.
Published: 01 December 1989
... the narcissistic relation against the social one. c) There has operated in film theory a confusion of effect with realization. d) Suture does not name the ideological operation (specific to film) of manufacturing an illusory wholeness; it names instead the relation...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 146–154.
Published: 01 September 1988
... of the theoretical project announced in Screen in the seventies, Stephen Heath, for in• stance, ended his long article on suture by calling for a history of the subject. 1 It seemed that a full demonstration of the conjunetural anal• ysis that Screen was proposing would, at some point, depend on a kind of nuts...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 135–150.
Published: 01 May 1979
.... How the patriarchal discourse speaks requires investigation into the film’s structure of address: the specific ways in which the spectator- subject is positioned with respect to the discursive chain. Stephen Heath in “Notes on Suture” (Screen, Winter 1977178) explores the various modes...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 67–92.
Published: 01 September 1977
...- fIX the spectator: identification with the camera, identification with the object (the perpetual dialectic between being and having: identification and object-choice). In the classicfilm, this effect establishes itselfthrough the continuous suture in order to begin again...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 21–31.
Published: 01 May 1979
... the Cahiers reading of Morocco, as one direction in which work on signifying systems could proceed, and it will be devel- oped in the subsequent essays which will work with, successively, concepts of ideology, textuality, enunciation, and suture in attempts to specify...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... not suture over Hima’s decision to privilege certain events over others in the reconstruction of Michelle’s life. Much like Raven’s birthday candles before viewers’ eyes, the camera has a diffused, “middling” presence that is at once impersonal and intimate. It is this reflexive practice...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 80–85.
Published: 01 September 1980
..., no classical suture, through her use of a single camera set-up for each shot and the distance she maintains between the camera and the diver. Further, Gordon fragments the dive, not as in the Berkeley films, the woman’s body. The diver (like Esther Williams, like a Berkeley musical number...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 131–136.
Published: 01 September 1977
... our own act oflooking, our specular position, is denied as our look is taken up by camera look and character look. Any split or gap at the level of the look is homogenized by our look sutured (the look's interaction with the metonymic unfolding of the film) into the idealized...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Lola’s movements are rigorously supervised in the latter, in the former they are characterized by an unusual freedom and spontaneity.” Kaja Silverman, “Suture (Excerpts in Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology: A Film Theory Reader, ed. Philip Rosen (New York: Columbia University...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 3–27.
Published: 01 September 1985
... on Petra. As a figure of the compositional separation of the two women, and of Karin’s castrating gesture of resolute inaccessibility, the bar interrupts visual access to a scene that begs for a close-up, or at least a medium-shot. This “defective suture” frustrates desire at the level of the look...