Cámara-ojo-cuerpo-visorio-espacio-choreography complex: La Ribot's exquisite corps opérateur = The camera-eye-body-vision-space-choreography complex: La Ribot’s exquisite corps opérateur

Withers, R (2016) 'Cámara-ojo-cuerpo-visorio-espacio-choreography complex: La Ribot's exquisite corps opérateur = The camera-eye-body-vision-space-choreography complex: La Ribot’s exquisite corps opérateur.' In: La Ribot: un brazo de menos, un ojo de más. Centro Parraga, Murcia, pp. 12-30. ISBN 9788415556350

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Abstract

An essay exploring live artist La Ribot's use of video and the concept of the corps opérateur, an approach to filming in which the performer is also the camera operator. The essay places Ribot's works in the context of theories and practices of hand-held and moving camera work in art and film. It concludes that the history of cinematic vision is “messy” and not always aligned in a simple way to a dialectic of disembodied, mechanical or technological image-generation versus organic, subjective human look. It argues that the ‘looks’ of the camera are diverse, multiple and unstable, and not always neatly tied in with technological innovations: its visual ‘regimes’ are not always ‘up to date’. It proposes that contemporary viewers are native experts when it comes to ‘reading’ both old and new syntaxes of moving camera imagery, and that La Ribot’s video work intriguingly exploits, extends and reflects on this “messy” state of affairs.

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The exhibition catalogue is available read online at the URL above.

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