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ISSUE 2 : Through the Black Box
Thunderbolt, dream, death
January 17th, 2012Type: Performance
Author: Chou, Yu-ling Editor: Rikey Tenn
Note: Inspired by Bjork’s "Biophilia", the author discusses the feature of electricity/lightning in art and cinema. Through a discussion of Mary Ann Doane’s "The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive" she focuses on the way in which electricity and early actualities became a technique of rationalization, which managed, controlled, stored and archived the source of threat and ‘the Other’...
“‘Thunderbolt’ is a Björk song and music app that plays with the sound of lightning.‘ (photo courtesy of "Biophilia" APP)
Fred Ott's Sneeze (also known as Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze) is an 1894 American black-&-white, silent documentary film shot by William K.L. Dickson & starring Fred Ott. (Wikipedia)
Execution of Czolgosz, with Panorama of Auburn Prison (Porter/Edison, 1901)
1966, UK, 18' 45", Cinematography: Antony Balch,Screenplay: William S. Burroughs, Cast: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin