The Spatial Cinema: An Encounter between Lefebvre and the Moving Image

Connolly, Stephen (2018) The Spatial Cinema: An Encounter between Lefebvre and the Moving Image. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Full text available)


Machine Space is an essay film that explores the city of Detroit as a space of movement and circulation. This city is negotiated in the moving image as a palimpsest of maps, spatial metrics and automotive infrastructure; illustrating the material and discursive layers that have constructed this now post-industrial metropolis. This is a city where, in the words of the urban thinker Henri Lefebvre, 'the production of space itself replaces - or, rather, is superimposed upon - the production of things in space.' (Lefebvre 1991, p.62) This practice-as-research doctoral project explores an interface of Lefebvre's 'production of space' with the cinema; as visual artefact, a phenomenological document; and as media exhibited in a screening space. The result is a productive discourse of 'Spatial Cinema.'

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Uncontrolled keywords: Film, cinema, space, landscape, artists film, essay film, Lefebvre, Urban Studies, Detroit, Michigan, materialism, cartography, maps, aerial photography, redlining, people mover, Stephen Connolly, Marsha Music, Julia Yezbick
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Music and Fine Art
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Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 12:11 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 09:17 UTC
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