The (Moving) Pictures Generation: The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film

The (Moving) Pictures Generation: The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film

by V. Dika

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ISBN-13: 9781349344291
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Vera Dika is Associate Professor of Film Studies at New Jersey City University, USA. She is the author of Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film: The Uses of Nostalgia (2003) and a founding editor of Millennium Film Journal.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Downtown New York in the Late 1970s and Beyond
Part I: (Moving) Pictures
(Moving) Pictures: Introduction
Stillness/Movement: Joseph Cornell, Edison Company, Andy Warhol, Jack Goldstein
The Female Body and the Film Frame: Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman
Vivienne Dick's Film Portraits
Part II: Community
Amos Poe and the New York New Wave
Downtown and Community: Eric Mitchell, James Nares, Nan Goldin
Part III: Narrative Expectations
Strategies of Transformation: Jack Goldstein, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman
Strategies of Opposition: Eric Mitchell, Kathryn Bigelow, Lizzie Borden
Part IV: The Cinematic Body
Performance and the Cinematic: Paul Swan, Eric Bogosian
The Ephemeral Body/The Female Voice: Louise Lawler, Ericka Beckman
Part V: Downtown and the Mainstream
Incursions into Popular Culture: Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Kathryn Bigelow
Conclusion and Continuation

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"An intensive study of important activities in the New York art world of the late 1970s, this book manages the tricky feat of being at once broad in its concerns and concentrated in its attention to key figures, works, and propensities within an informal yet clearly identifiable movement. Dika gives an enlightening and edifying account of an art movement that has never been more vividly evoked and thoughtfully interpreted. This book constitutes a major intervention in the field." - David Sterritt, Columbia University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and chair of the National Society of Film Critics

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