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Introduction: From Real to Reel in Benny’s Video

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This dialogue between Benny and a friend in the film Benny’s Video was translated by the author.Michael Haneke’s narrative fiction film Benny’s Video (1992) starts with moving video images. It is mainly because of their poor quality...

Introduction: Framing the Medium

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...“Meaning is context-bound, but context is boundless.” This famous phrase by Jonathan Culler is still very apt if the word meaning is replaced with the word medium. Although it would be relevant to pair up the first part of the phrase...

Introduction

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...“People!” The voice of a young Polish man echoes through a large, dilapidated stadium. “People!” he screams again, this time even louder. No one responds, for apart from some kids on the field, the Decennial Stadium in Warsaw is empty...

Surveillance

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

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...PERROT: And there’s no point for the prisoners to take over the central tower?FOUCAULT: Oh yes, provided that ’t the final purpose of the operation. Do you think it would be much better to have prisoners operating the panoptic apparatus...

Sliding Scales

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

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...Degrees of belief When the ways in which video and film create a reality effect are compared, it is not only striking that the two media produce the effect in question by entirely different means, but it is also remarkable that although...

Objective Representation

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In many respects, this part hinges on the idea of “soft determination” I discussed in Part III. Without overlooking the reciprocity between a medium’s physical base and the human subjects who apply and shape this base, I will focus...

From Freezing to Touching

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

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...With straightened backs and deadpan expressions, about forty police officers pose together in what seems to be a conventional group portrait. Because of the static poses held by the portrayed figures, the large image projected on the wall...

Introduction

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

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...In David Cronenberg’s film Videodrome (1983), video is a very dangerous medium. It causes brain tumors, hallucinations, and murderous intent in its viewers. Malicious videotapes send out invisible signals, which slowly manipulate the people...

In Between: Three Intermedial Installations

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

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...Many contemporary art forms which make use of moving image material combine embodying and disembodying strategies; some of which can be understood as more specific to video, while others are more typical of film. Put somewhat simply, films...

Surfaces and Screens: Video’s Embodying Dispositifs

Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Video Intermediality : The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...I can feel my body. I am lying in a dark space. I can feel my body lying here. I am awake. I feel my breathing, in and out, quiet and regular. I can feel my breathing. I move my body. [. . .] I imagine my body. I imagine my body...