From: Bernard Roddy (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 16 2009 - 19:43:55 PDT

The Return of Representation in Avant-Garde Film (BFI), by Peter Gidal and Hal Foster. A startling reconsideration of abstraction and politics.

From Happening to Frame, by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Jane Blocker (Minnesota). Blocker subjects the critic to postmodernist feminist theory through recent avant-garde film.

Performance, camcorder, text, by Robin Curtis and Raymond Bellour (some French publisher), with an introduction by Friedrich Kittler. A penetrating analysis of digital video sequences conceived as text.

Paul McCarthy and the Stage, by Thomas McEvilley and D.N. Rodowick (Michigan). McCarthy's recent work is discussed in terms of Deleuzian film theory and Yves Klein.

Reviving the Dead: Video art's appropriation of film history (Duke), by Jeffrey Skoller and Kobena Mercer. The text launches with a discussion of history and death in postcolonial theory.

Liveness and Recent Artist's Performance Film (Routledge), by Philip Auslander and Catherine Elwes. Need I say more?

From Cinema 16 to Network Theory (MIT), by Eugene Thacker and Scott MacDonald. Thacker brings his insights on network theory to the current scene in experimental film.



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