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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jonathan Cohn This article focuses on the birth of social networking and digital recommendation technologies and their relationship to current cultures of postfeminism and neoliberalism. These technologies, primarily designed to bring users in touch with other people and consumer goods, are tied...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 75–89.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... The format is derived from writer Georges Perec, and the essay connects these artists through their experiences as Holocaust survivors or children of survivors. Touching on Akerman’s Jewish heritage, her early success with the film Jeanne Dielman: 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium/France, 1975...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 115–149.
Published: 01 December 2001
... like one touches. —Emmanuel Levinas, Collected Philosophical Papers The theme of voyeurism unfolds in Peeping Tom (dir. Michael Pow- ell, United Kingdom, 1960) as if through a magnifying lens. The organ of vision presides over the film...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 51–56.
Published: 01 May 1992
... and his expectation swelled. He knew they were there. Sometimes he would catch a glimpse of them: scarlet gills, dark finger marks on the silver side and a white underbelly. He longed to touch one, to feel it, wet and slippery, struggling, its life in his hands. He could do whatever he wanted...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2022
... between the seer and the seen, the toucher and the touched, while also breaking up, turning away in a process of “incessant escaping.” 44 In its openness and indefinite generativity, the flesh finds itself most vulnerable to power's techniques of discipline and control, but it also holds the potential...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1990
... Agostino on a terrace, his arm raised in the fascist salute, in exactly the same position as in the photograph. When they touch him, he falls dead to the ground. Celestino returns to his studio. The old man is gone. He takes down the photo, hides it; and finding on the ground...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... forward as well as backward. With an exclamation point! In touching the past, Hammer created a body of work that affectively brings past and present queer lives into tactile contact. In this, Hammer confirms and celebrates her own history as a filmmaker and artist speaking to a larger queer community...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and that put them “in touch” with each other.14 This echoes arguments about the importance of cinema, and certain female stars, to the formation of (public) lesbian iden- tities in the 1930s and 1940s.15 Although underpinned by conven- tional psychoanalytically based notions of spectatorship, identity...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., at several points the film questions what constitutes a body. Just after she unintentionally leaves Lars-­Erik under a heat lamp and rescues the boy before he incurs serious facial burns, Anna poignantly touches her (now removed) scar, a gesture that unsettles common conceptions of the materiality...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 12–19.
Published: 01 December 1982
... reply (“NoPaul complains that it’s not fair that mothers can touch their children more easily than fathers. By thus framing Is Paul’s question, the film suggests not that men want to touch their daughters because they have perverse desires, but that they have per- verse desires because...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... sang, went tan- gential, flirted, flashed the audience, growled, hooted, threatened, got lost, name-dropped, obsessively touched her nose, raged, inter- rupted, made no sense, and begged to stay when she was clearly not wanted. My bookish boyfriend looked up from his copy of Cormac McCarthy’s...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2014
... looking and touching. Radical intimacy is not cozy; it is provocative and unsettling. Plastic surgery television’s doctors and makeover consultants regularly breach traditional boundaries of intimacy with their sub- jects or patients. This transgressive mode of intimacy is built...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Watching these young dancers struggle to respond to sensation, to allow for the actual weight of their bodies, to touch each other, and to move with pleasure underscored how relevant Carolee Schneemann's work remains and how audacious it was when created. In More Than Meat Joy , a book by Schneemann...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Georgiana M. M. Colville notes of this scene: “C'est la douceur maternelle de Mary-Jane envers la petite Lou malade qui attire d'abord Julien. Malade à son tour et recevant sa visite, il lui touche le sein et y enfouit son visage, geste plus évocateur d'un bébé voulant téter que des préliminaires de l'amour...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 181–197.
Published: 01 May 2004
... strange and beautiful human touch. July, a twenty-nine-year-old artist based in Portland, Ore- gon, has been hailed as “the most engaging performance artist at work today (period)” and “an enfant terrible of the punk scene.”1 Often likened to the performances of Laurie Anderson or the early...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 232–239.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Shared Decision-making Program (1992). and a touch-screen VGA monitor with audio speaker. In addition, a graphics card allows display and merging of VGA computer graphics and NTSC video. The computer and its hard disk contain all program codes governing...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 92–115.
Published: 01 May 1996
...: "Do we stay in touch?" It is the video-phone line that allows 99 them to stay in touch, as it promotes a contact that goes beyond a merely visual or mental knowledge of each other's activities or feelings. Thus, while Clara and Lance's bodies remain physically apart, this electronic device becomes...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... pornography misogyny transmediation Figure 1. In Touch Weekly s gallery of the female grotesque Reality Moms, Real Monsters: Transmediated Continuity, Reality Celebrity, and the Female Grotesque Jennifer Lynn Jones and Brenda R. Weber We begin this consideration of motherhood, reality celebrity...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with audiences.9 Despite her critical disfavor, trade journals noted that an “Elinor Glyn film” was a reliable hit with the “matinee audience” (middle-­class women shoppers).10 Although Morey argues against a distinctive “Elinor Glyn touch,” I contend that this “Glyn touch” does appear specifi...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 103–128.
Published: 01 May 1997
... it seems natural for fathers to realign themselves with sons, mothers somehow do not “touch” the family in any visibly physical way.I9 Touching as the conclusion to this family drama may be, the touching that has to occur in order to produce a visible family is utterly elided in favor...