I’ve written about ethical witnessing before — both in the eco-trauma chapter of Ecologies of the Moving Image and in my reflections on Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing. Seeing Serhii Loznitsa‘s latest film, Austerlitz, at Kyiv’s Molodist Film Festival a few days ago, prompted me to think some more about how a seemingly neutral camera, […]
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Posted in ImageNation, MediaSpace, tagged Auschwitz, Austerlitz, concentration camps, death camps, documentary, eco-trauma, ethical witnessing, Holocaust, Holocaust tourism, Serhii Loznitsa, tourism, Ukrainian cinema, W. G. Sebald on October 25, 2016 | 1 Comment »
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The video of my talk on “Speculative Ecologies of (Post)Cinema: Cinema In and Beyond the Capitalocene,” is now up on Vimeo and at Shane Denson’s web site. It is from the SCMS panel “Post-Cinema and/as Speculative Media Theory,” featuring Steven Shaviro, Patricia Pisters, and Mark Hansen. I discuss the archive, the cloud, the common, the slippery morphing image […]
The following is reblogged, excerpted and modified, from e²mc. How do films deal with historical atrocities? And how might they enable them in the first place? The Act of Killing is Joshua Oppenheimer’s chilling documentary about the perpetrators of the mass murders committed by the Suharto regime’s paramilitary death squads in mid-1960s Indonesia. The filmmakers […]
Here are my introductory comments to the 2010 documentary Waste Land, delivered yesterday at the Fleming Museum in Burlington and shown in connection with the exhibition High Trash, which runs until May 19.
Things to do on a Sunday in Munich… 1. Find where nature and culture (river and engineering) slam into each other in a passionate wave. Ride it. Observations: To enjoy it at all, you have to be good. Some of these guys (and women) are really good. If you stay up for more than the […]