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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,. (KAR id:68457)

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Abstract

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))
Thesis advisor: Klee, Steve
Thesis advisor: Turner, Sarah
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 Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: Organisations -1 not found.
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 12:11 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 16:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68457 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Connolly, Stephen.

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