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".

Nema Aviona Za Zagreb

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On May 31 2016 EYE Institute Netherlands organized a special screening of Nema Aviona Za Zagreb, the last film of Louis van Gasteren who passed away on May 10, 2016. Below the introduction to this original and unique film (in Dutch). See here for more information about the book Filming for the Future: The Work of Louis van Gasteren. The book comes with 7 films, including Nema Aviona Za Zagreb (with English subtitles).