Critical Writing Index

Loving a Disappearing Image

by Laura U. Marks

Cinemas: Journal of Film Studies, 1997, v. 8, no. 1-2, pp. 93-111

The author examines the decaying of video and film and its relation to and identification with the natural decay of the aging human body. This is further compared to the general notion that cinema is dying, both in the sense of individual decay of individual videos and film reels, but also in the sense of the media being forced out by advances in digital formats.

ITEM 1997.138 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Frank's CockMike Hoolboom

Letters from HomeMike Hoolboom

The Hundred VideosSteve Reinke

Everybody Loves NothingSteve Reinke

De ProfundisLawrence Brose

The Color of LovePeggy Ahwesh


Lyrical NitratePete Deleput

Nitrate KissesBarbara Hammer

SniffMing-Yuen S. Ma