The politics of spatiality in experimental nonfiction cinema: Jonathan Perel’s TOPONIMIA
Author(s): Smith, Patrick B.
This article maps out the presence of a spatio-political tendency within a diverse corpus of experimental nonfiction films. Within such works urban/rural landscapes and spaces – typically presented through protracted, deep focus shots – become the central and structuring foci through which to deploy critiques of authoritarian state governance, global capitalism, and neoliberalist political hegemony. Using Argentinian filmmaker Jonathan Perel’s film TOPONIMIA (2015) as a case study, this article examines some of the political and aesthetic potentialities for this mode of film practice.
Smith, Patrick B.: The politics of spatiality in experimental nonfiction cinema: Jonathan Perel’s TOPONIMIA. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 5 (2016), Nr. 2, S. 49–71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/3356.
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