Pascale Sophie Kaparis

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Just met Pascale Sophie Kaparis and saw her work on tremors, trauma, seismic movements, percpetion and memory. Beautiful "Bodies without Organs" in differences and repetitions of red. From Eye to Brain. From Earth to Brain. TBC. Here's a great interview with the artist during "Seism" at Gemak in The Hague in 2015. See also her website.

Necsus on Small Data

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A new issue of Necsus - European Journal of Media Studies is out, with among others an interview with Richard Dyer in the feature section, a special section on "Small Data", new audio-visual essays and reviews of special festivals, exhibitions and books. All in Open Access. For keeping Open Access really open access, support is needed. ;-)

Helmut Newton Retrospective

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16 June - 4 September 2016. Very interesting retrospective of Helmut Newton's (fashhion and beyond) photography at Foam Gallery in Amsterdam.

 

 

Cine-Files on Cinematic Affect

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Issue no # 10 of Cine-Files is out, with a special dossier with short articles on Cinematic Affect. Edited by Anne Rutherford. With contributions from among others Jennifer Baker, Gertrud Koch, Laura Marks, Angela Ndalianis, Anna Powel, and Steven Shaviro. And a contrinution by Corey Creekmus on "Affective Video Criticism". See the issue on the Cine-Files website. My contribution is on the affects of compulsive dancing, comparing the different affective contexts between The Red Shoes (1948) to Black Swan (2010).- expressed in the digital form of GIFs. See here for this article, entitled "I just want to be perfect".