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Filmic Bodies: Transgressing Boundaries between Filmic and Real Space

Filmic Bodies: Transgressing Boundaries between Filmic and Real Space Conventional cinema constructs a strict demarcation between filmic space and the architecture of the auditorium. In acknowledging the constructed nature of the filmic situation, moving image installation has the potential to transgress this metaphysical boundary between “virtual” and “real”: to establish an encounter with a figural presence. Here, our orientation toward the virtual image is brought into play, but in such a way that ambiguities of location problematize the spectator position, revealing the radical nonmateriality of the filmic image. Using examples of my own work and others, I examine how such works address an inherent filmic tension between the moving and still image, drawing upon photography’s spectral indexicality to blur the boundary between life and death. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Filmic Bodies: Transgressing Boundaries between Filmic and Real Space

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (3): 17 – Nov 1, 2014

Filmic Bodies: Transgressing Boundaries between Filmic and Real Space

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (3): 17 – Nov 1, 2014

Abstract

Conventional cinema constructs a strict demarcation between filmic space and the architecture of the auditorium. In acknowledging the constructed nature of the filmic situation, moving image installation has the potential to transgress this metaphysical boundary between “virtual” and “real”: to establish an encounter with a figural presence. Here, our orientation toward the virtual image is brought into play, but in such a way that ambiguities of location problematize the spectator position, revealing the radical nonmateriality of the filmic image. Using examples of my own work and others, I examine how such works address an inherent filmic tension between the moving and still image, drawing upon photography’s spectral indexicality to blur the boundary between life and death.

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2050-7836
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2050-7828
DOI
10.2752/205078214X14107818390676
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Abstract

Conventional cinema constructs a strict demarcation between filmic space and the architecture of the auditorium. In acknowledging the constructed nature of the filmic situation, moving image installation has the potential to transgress this metaphysical boundary between “virtual” and “real”: to establish an encounter with a figural presence. Here, our orientation toward the virtual image is brought into play, but in such a way that ambiguities of location problematize the spectator position, revealing the radical nonmateriality of the filmic image. Using examples of my own work and others, I examine how such works address an inherent filmic tension between the moving and still image, drawing upon photography’s spectral indexicality to blur the boundary between life and death.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2014

Keywords: film/video theory; spectatorship; reception aesthetics; body and space

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