The dispersed subject

Maziere, Michael (2007) The dispersed subject. Art in-sight, 33.

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The idea of subjectivity has been a recurring point of interest, particularly in relation to the role of the camera in film. In artists’ film and video, the relationship between the self and the camera is explored extensively. Even in the most austere works subjectivity is located somewhere in the film chain. From the disembodied self of Michael Snow's 'La Region Centrale' (1971) and the fragmented, obscure and withheld subjectivity in Peter Gidal's 'Room Film 1973' (1973) to the all seeing spectator in Douglas Gordon's 'Zidane' (2006), concerns with individual experience and consciousness are central to artists film and video. Furthermore, the complex relationship between perception and the cinematic apparatus explored in artist’s film and video questions equally the subjectivity of the maker and that of the viewer.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Guest editor and contributor to ART IN SIGHT, Issue 33, Spring 2007 on ‘Subjectivity in Artists’ Film and Video’ with contributions from Steven Ball, Jacopo Benci, Cate Elwes, Tim Macmillan, Michael Maziere, Gary Thomas.
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 13:35
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2008 13:35

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