Stills from Film Stenopeico by Paolo Gioli, 1974-1989

"This film, as the Vertovian title indicates, was made without a movie camera, more precisely with a device custom made to restore to images freedom from optics and mechanics. The act of substituting my device for a traditional movie camera is part of a project I have continued from that moment on towards weaning myself from a consumer technology, a toxin to pure creativity. This strange movie camera is a simple hollow metal tube, one centimeter thick, two centimeters wide, and a little more than a meter long. At the ends, two reels hold 16mm film. Film is pulled through manually causing alternations of time and space. The images enter simultaneously through 150 holes distributed along one side in proximity to each frame, that come to make up 150 tiny pinhole camera obscuras, also called stenopeic from the Greek stenos = narrow and from the stem op- from orào = to see. These tiny holes, when placed, for example, in front of a standing human figure, can explore it in its verticality but without any movement, which is appropriate since each hole will take in a single point, the detail in front of which the hole lies. One of the most obvious results will be to find oneself confronted precisely with a movement of the camera that never happened; somewhat magical pneumatic flutterings running longitudinally and transversally along a face and body reconstructed through 150 image points.”




frenchtwist:

Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982
:
Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982



realityayslum:

Thomas J. Young 
Presumpscot River, 1981

realityayslum:

Thomas J. Young

Presumpscot River, 1981




vivipiuomeno:

Paolo Gioli, tirées de l’exposition  Autoanatomie présentée au musée Réattu de Arles en août 1987

vivipiuomeno:

Paolo Gioli, tirées de l’exposition  Autoanatomie présentée au musée Réattu de Arles en août 1987




les-sources-du-nil:

Antonio Covarsi
Distorsión II, 1989-1990

les-sources-du-nil:

Antonio Covarsi

Distorsión II, 1989-1990




Kojima Kanako by Kishin Shinoyama, 1989
(via grigiabot - also)

Kojima Kanako by Kishin Shinoyama, 1989

(via grigiabot - also)




Nude by Lee Friedlander, 1980
Also

Nude by Lee Friedlander, 1980

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regardintemporel:

Francesca Woodman - But Lately I Find a Sliver of a Mirror is Simply to Slice an Eyelid, 1979-1980

regardintemporel:

Francesca Woodman - But Lately I Find a Sliver of a Mirror is Simply to Slice an Eyelid, 1979-1980




:
Le Mani di una Cochiglia, 1986 / Nudo illuminato e lasciato solo (Spiracolografia), 1975 by Paolo Gioli

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Nude by Lee Friedlander, 1982
Also

Nude by Lee Friedlander, 1982

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nymphlight, shoulderblades:

self-portrait in blue bathroom, nan goldin, london, 1980

shoulderblades:

self-portrait in blue bathroom, nan goldin, london, 1980




When you’re on the verge of determining… from Text: Living Series by Jenny Holzer, 1980-1982
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When you’re on the verge of determining… from Text: Living Series by Jenny Holzer1980-1982

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Untitled by Libor Fára, 1985

Untitled by Libor Fára, 1985




Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982
Also

Lisa Lyon by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982

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Untitled from 15 Inflammatory Essays series by Jenny Holzer, 1979-1982 
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Untitled from 15 Inflammatory Essays series by Jenny Holzer1979-1982 

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