Nicole Brenez, Christian Lebrat (eds.): Jeune, dure et pure! Une histoire du cinéma d’avant-garde et expérimental en France (2001) [French]

2 June 2020, dusan

“L’expérimental dans l’expérimentation scientifique et technique – Le cadre aux surprises – Problèmes figuratifs, devenirs abstraits – ” La sagesse ne viendra jamais “. Dada, Surréalisme – Une terrible invention à faire du vrai – Recherches plastiques dans la fiction, travail des formes narratives – Les années 30 – ” L’angoisse et la douleur et l’inhumanité de la race humaine ” – Les années 50 – Americans in Paris – Le cinéma a déjà commencé ? Lettrisme – L’internationale situationniste – Performances et cinéma des plasticiens – ” Les Kamikazes de l’amour “. L’Underground français (et inassimilés) – Zanzibar – Engagements, combats, débats – Formes expérimentales narratives – Melba – Le cinéma du corps – Recherches scientifiques, propositions visuelles – Poèmes ethnographiques – Portrait, collections / Autoportrait, fictions – Paysages – Figurativité du montage – Recherches optiques, inventions sonores et narrativité – Abstractions chromatiques, domaines sensibles – Dispositifs – Le mouvement des Laboratoires – Constellations – Poèmes, pérennités de l’avant-garde.”

Publisher Cinémathèque française, Paris, and Mazzotta, Milan, 2001
ISBN 882021461X, 9788820214616
591 pages

Review: François Bovier (1895, 2008).

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Teresa de Lauretis, Stephen Heath (eds.): The Cinematic Apparatus (1980)

26 May 2020, dusan

Papers and discussions from a conference organised by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in February 1978.

Publisher St. Martin’s Press, New York, and Macmillan, London, 1980
ISBN 0312139071, 9780312139070
x+213 pages

Reviews: William C. Wees (Cinema Journal, 1982), Nigel Floyd (Framework, 1981).
Commentary: Thomas Elsaesser (Recherches sémiotiques, 2011).

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Eric Kluitenberg (ed.): Book of Imaginary Media: Excavating the Dream of the Ultimate Communication Medium (2006)

23 May 2020, dusan

“Where people fail our machines will succeed – it seems to be one of the most stubborn myths in Western society. We are incessantly being bombarded with films, books, street advertising and commercials about new gadgets, new media and new futures that seem suspiciously similar to all that precedes. Imagine the power … of the umpteenth gadget. Imagine … that technology can go where no human has ever gone before, that technology can succeed where no human has succeeded – not only in space or in nature, but also in the interpersonal, specifically in communication with the other.

This book investigates those technological myths and the dream of the ultimate communication medium from multiple perspectives. Building on insights provided by media archeology, Siegfried Zielinski, Bruce Sterling, Erkki Huhtamo and Timothy Druckrey spin a web of connections between the wonderful fantasy machines of Athanasius Kircher, the mania of stereoscopy, ‘dead’ media and archeological media art. Edwin Carels and Zoe Beloff descend into the cinematographic caverns of spiritualism and the iconography of death, while Eric Kluitenberg and John Akomfrah lift the lid on the imaginary connection machines and the ‘mothership connection’.”

Publisher NAi, Rotterdam, with De Balie, Amsterdam, 2006
ISBN 9789056625399, 905662539X
296 pages
via Media Archaeology Reconfigured

Reviews: Arjen Mulder (Open!, 2007), Erik van Bemmelen (Masters of Media, 2010).

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