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liquid blackness (2021) 5 (2): 39–47.
Published: 01 October 2021
... aesthetic practices that deform, if not refuse, their own making. Copyright © 2021 Sampada Aranke 2021 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). sight/seeing intervention/interruption David Hammons deformation racial protocols...
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liquid blackness (2022) 6 (1): 6–31.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of a landscape: A cotton gin motor, 2012-18 hinges on the separation between the sight of a cotton gin's motor enclosed in a soundproof glass chamber, and the motor's sounds, channeled and processed by modular synthesizers, and made audible in an adjacent “listening room.” Beasley bought the motor, which...
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liquid blackness (2022) 6 (1): 50–83.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., articulates this point in psychoanalytic terms: “It is the specular malediction of the black subject not only to recognize this disjuncture [between racialized capacities for sight] but also in a certain sense to inhabit it in order to preserve the bodily ego from the deidealizing images of blackness...
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liquid blackness (2024) 8 (1): 66–83.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., “The introduction of the black body brings with it the anthropologist's measuring technique.” See Smith, At the Edge of Sight , 77, 83 . 19 Warren, “Black Care,” 40 . 20 Warren, “Black Care,” 45 . 21 Consider Daniel Kaluuya's understated performance as OJ, almost his shyness in front...
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liquid blackness (2024) 8 (1): 102–118.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., can alter, magnify, distort, and fragment objects. With light and each moment and orientation, spectators might partially perceive how these jars visually illuminate their capacities to change and hold multiple rather than a single line of sight through time and in the present. Figure 4. Amina...
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liquid blackness (2023) 7 (2): 28–45.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of the Ellington-Waller collaborations we can see how suspended movement works to render the flickering and destabilized shadows of this jazz lantern show as emblematic of the liquid sight Deleuze theorizes. And although the play of shadows is common to early film, they appear less frequently in the jazz shorts...
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liquid blackness (2022) 6 (1): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2022
... not scarcity but a modest rise in value. It made a certain kind of financial sense to kill everything in sight. But creating endangered species, human and other-than-human, was a more important component of the psychological wages of whiteness. Exterminating birds offered a particular form of violent pleasure...
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liquid blackness (2023) 7 (2): 48–59.
Published: 01 October 2023
... they at least get to occupy a location, or are they too set adrift? I mentioned the solitary figures in period costumes—Equiano being the most prominent—as they sit or stand amid a northern landscape, their backs turned to us. 23 One could identify with them and look at the surrounding sights (including...
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liquid blackness (2021) 5 (2): 95–119.
Published: 01 October 2021
... on the limits of choreography but also demonstrate the impossibility of ignoring its social arrangements. From the chorus line to intimate partner dances, for Hartman the chorus is both a social and aesthetic form that expands on performance by attending to the site and sight of the encounter. Possibilities...
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liquid blackness (2023) 7 (2): 88–99.
Published: 01 October 2023
... impossibility of trying to cross it. Catastrophe is always in sight but never accessible. Here the asymptote links together blackness, freedom, and impossibility, such that the suspension of these motifs keeps them tethered in relation and yet also subject to limitations. In this sense, the asymptote parallels...
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liquid blackness (2021) 5 (2): 59–73.
Published: 01 October 2021
... behind in China by Carver, she appears wistfully gazing out to sea, waiting like Penelope for her Odysseus. The images are stitched together in shot–reverse shot patterns that suture the viewer to her perspective. At one point she perks up at the sight of a steamship on the horizon. After a quick volley...
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liquid blackness (2024) 8 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 April 2024
... that characterize the long-standing fraught relationship between blackness and representation. It is “out yonder” that OJ's most crucial and likely fatal labor is evocatively figured. The off-screen, out yonder, out-of-sight locating of a black death decidedly disrupts the centrality of anti-black brutality...
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liquid blackness (2023) 7 (1): 28–43.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to the artist's titular and unique style, offer their own distinctive visual construction that brings to life the sonic performances of each video. Known for working with hip-hop's biggest stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Hype Williams invests in a proprioceptive reorientation of sight, using the “fish...
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liquid blackness (2022) 6 (2): 16–35.
Published: 01 October 2022
... attitude cannot entirely “grasp” flesh because intentionality must remain tethered to its subject in order to survive. Flesh keeps this subject at bay by virtue of its general indiscernibility. Collapsed into flesh, into nowhere, the body-subject would vanish from analytic sight. Phenomenology, therefore...
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liquid blackness (2021) 5 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 April 2021
...,” as we are so often reminded, with no end in sight), Iraq, Central America (Nicaragua, El Salvador, the list is long), Iran (Mossadegh, 1953), and Africa (the Congo, Angola; once more, there are names to be added). But there is also an echo from another time, from a different athlete, who would...
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liquid blackness (2023) 7 (1): 4–24.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Harris puts it, “a mode of discursivity as well as a mode of making visible,” foregrounding “a sight of historical affect and effect.” 1 Figure 1. Shikeith, #Blackmendream (2014). Frame grab. Courtesy of the artist. Figure 1. Shikeith, #Blackmendream (2014). Frame grab. Courtesy...
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