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Manufacturing Vision and the Posthuman Circa 1929

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom), a six-reel silent film, was released in 1929 under the auspices of the Ukrainian Film and Photography Administration (VUFKU). As credited on the film, Vertov was the “author-supervisor...

La Région Centrale

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The November 1973 issue of Artforum contained the first of a detailed two-part analysis of Snow’s landscape film. Its author, John W. Locke, saw La Région Centrale during a New York screening on May 27, 1971, at the recently opened...

De La (1969–71)

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...La Région Centrale’s distinctiveness as experimental “cosmic” experience and posthuman rite of passage was based on its sophisticated mechanical and electronic infrastructure (the camera activating machine and its console), a fluid...

La Région Centrale

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Initial reactions to La Région Centrale suggest that it was experienced as a powerful “mind trip.” In this chapter I would like to demonstrate how it functioned in this way and how it introduced viewers to the possibility of a posthuman...

Toward a Cosmic Rite of Passage

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...La Région Centrale did not explore daily urban life or a city’s transportation and communication infrastructure. Nor was it committed to systemic sociopolitical analysis like The Man with a Movie Camera. It was, however, engaged...

A Posthuman Future in the Age of the Algorithm

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In this final chapter I will focus on two other rite of passage structures, which are different from the ones I have previously discussed. These others are implicated in Farocki’s Eye/Machine trilogy (2001–3) and Counter-Music (2004). What...

La Région Centrale

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Michael Snow terminated the final version of his 180-minute, 16mm color film La Région Centrale in May 1971.See Michael Snow Fonds 1933–96, gift of Michael Snow, E. P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Box 47...

Introduction

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Occasionally one encounters a metaphor that not only captures the essence of an individual practice but also summarizes in a provocative manner the functions and historical significance of a dedicated technology at a specific period in its...

A Comparative Schematic Analysis of the Automated Narrative and its Mechanical Logic in Vertov’s The Man with a Movie Camera (1929) and Michael Snow’s De La (1969–72)

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In Chapter 1, I explored some of The Man with a Movie Camera’s salient sociopolitical characteristics from an anthropological point of view. I demonstrated that Vertov’s film is structured and its content is organized and presented in a way...

All or Nothing

Bryan Cardinale-Powell

Bryan Cardinale-Powell is Visiting Professor of Moving Image Arts at Oklahoma City University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Derek Malcolm, ‘Mike Leigh at the NFT’, Guardian Unlimited, 7 October (2002), http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,6737,809562,00.html.Hitchcock famously said that the kind of woman who spends all day washing up and doing...