⁞ L’Hasard Photographique ⁞

Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique,…

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٠ “Either abolish your reverences or – yourselves!” ٠

stills from The Turin Horse, by Béla Tarr, 2011 Like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche presents the ‘coming generations’ with the ‘terrifying Either/Or: “Either abolish your reverences or — yourselves!”’ CREATIVE SUBLIMATION OF INSTINCT INTELLECTUAL TOLERANCE SELF-SUFFICIENCY GENEROSITY NOBILITY HEROISM COURAGE VITALITY TRADITION SELF-CONTROL FAITH IN ONESELF LACK OF BAD CONSCIENCE ABILITY TO ACCEPT CONTRADICTION

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٠ The animated femme fatale ٠

“The combination of film noir and cartoon intensifies this possibility for upset. By and large, the separate worlds and characters of these two genres are shown to coexist and eventually to learn from one another, but Jessica is a character caught in the interface between them. (Even her full name poses an existential problem: Jessica…

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┐ Object on Screen └

still from Untamed Heart, 1993 II. Pleasure in Looking/Fascination with the Human Form A. The cinema offers a number of possible pleasures. One is scopophilia. There are circumstances in which looking itself is a source of pleasure, just as, in the reverse formation, there is pleasure in being looked at. Originally. in his Three Essays…

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┐ Eric Rondepierre └

© Eric Rondepierre, Couple, passant, 1996-98 © Eric Rondepierre, Confidence, 1996-98 © Eric Rondepierre, Le Voyeur, 1996-98 “That impossible photogram, as Roland Barthes said. An object which is not (even) an object, but at the same time is actually two objects. It doesn’t (really) belong to the cinema or (simply) to photography ; it is…

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┐ WR: Mysteries of the Organism └

“As for Wilhelm Reich himself, upon whose ideas and career the film is largely based, today he seems less like a sex radical than like a crypto-conservative without knowing it. Reich’s glorification of the orgasm is actually quite heteronormative and prescriptive, as well as being entirely caught up within the discursive deployment of sexuality-as-liberation, described…

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┐ Chris Marker └

“Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st birthday. (…) Critic Pauline Kael called “La Jetee” “very possibly the greatest…

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║ Aaron Hobson ║

© Aaron Hobson, Far Away, from the series Femme Vérité, 2009 © Aaron Hobson, Subterranean Encounter, from the series Even Darker, 2007 “Where does the image begin for you: the setting, the character, a story you’re trying to build? Definitely the setting. I try to find a location that has interesting natural lighting, stand there…

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