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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

in every direction like shivers through an immense body.” 18 Crucially, the vertiginous performances that appear (in a perceptually distorted manner) in the film are unmistakably intended to function as reflexive figurations of the filmmaker

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Peter Lurie, Antonio Sanna, Hansen Hsu, Ella Houston, and Kristof van Baarle

(2009). In so doing Maurice raises questions about the film’s novel technique of performance capture in connection with its treatment of racialized characters, actors, and themes, above all the ways that Cameron’s claims for the film and the studio

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Karen Fiss

counts of sexual assault. Alex Giegold and Tomka Weiß’s two-part project— Genital Call and Genitals on Trial 1 —is an audiovisual installation and performance that confronts the transphobia of the courts and the resulting discriminatory practices of

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Michele Barker

day, however, with an extreme wide-angled view watching me watching it, there was to be no mastery in this all-too-fast performance. As I began to ride down the wave, it “closed out”—the whole face of the wave collapsed down all at once, creating a

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Before and After Ghostcatching

Animation, Primitivism, and the Choreography of Vitality

Heather Warren-Crow

Rebecca Schneider’s analysis of primitivism in performance, “it can be argued that I am not writing about race at all” (or childhood or animality); I am “in fact writing about those categories as haunting—the historical legacies of bodily markings as

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Jess Dorrance

film Toxic (2012) by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz. Image courtesy of the artists. In this performance of half-hearted rebellion, which in fact is a restaging of a filmed 1985 interview with gaymous French writer Jean Genet, the drag queen

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Steen Ledet Christiansen

of mirror. As it turns out, Lily was never there and Nina stabbed herself. Nina decides to dance a perfect black swan performance, while dying in the process. Thus, Black Swan participates in the representations of gendered violence in general, as

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Lieke Hettinga and Terrance Wooten

introduction, and a conclusion. A deeply interdisciplinary project, Chen's study traverses—with ease—through performance studies, film and media studies, philosophy, queer studies, and critical ethnic studies in order to position its stakes. Dancing and

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Akkadia Ford

On 2 March 2014, as Jared Leto was awarded one of the screen industry’s highest accolades—an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role—he received a standing ovation from the audience. As Leto accepted the award for

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Sade for Sade's Sake

Inside Paul Chan's Transmedial Laboratory

Olivier Delers

, between “bare life” and “qualified life,” but also suggest the ultimate dissolution of the human body in a complex performance of form. Chan offers two successive drawings that illustrate this progression (2010: 78–79) ( Figures 6 and 7 ). The first one