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Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies

Gabriel Menotti and Virginia Crisp


This volume makes an intervention in the fields of film studies and visual culture by examining projection as a pivotal element in the continuing technological becoming of media systems. The chapters come together to paint a picture of projection that incorporates a range of practices across time and space. From studies of travelling projectionists in early twentieth-century Scotland and modern-day Uruguay to considerations of the (almost) lost mediums of the slide-tape and the magic lantern, the authors invite us to consider the varied nature of the technologies, apparatuses, practices, and h ... More

Keywords: projection, optical device, avant-garde cinema, film installation, video installation, media technology, media archaeology, video mapping, VJing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190934118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190934118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriel Menotti, editor
Lecturer in Film Editing & Multimedia, Federal University of Espírito Santo

Virginia Crisp, editor
Lecturer in Cultural & Creative Industries, King's College, London

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Front Matter

1 Situating Projection

Gabriel Menotti and Virginia Crisp

Part 1 Projection Histories and Geographies

2 A New ‘Wild West’ of Projection

Michael Pigott and Richard Wallace

Part 2 Projection Elements and Technologies

Part 3 Projection as Knowledge and Interpretation

12 Casting

Yiyun Kang

15 Imagistic Projection as Relational Becoming

Felix Rebolledo Palazuelos and Andréia Machado Oliveira

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