Veo, veo; Leo, Leo?: A (re-)viewing of haptic and visual discourse in Bigas Luna's Bilbao (1978)

Loxham, Abigail (2007) Veo, veo; Leo, Leo?: A (re-)viewing of haptic and visual discourse in Bigas Luna's Bilbao (1978). Studies in European Cinema, 4 3: 211-221. doi:10.1386/seci.4.3.211_1


Author Loxham, Abigail
Title Veo, veo; Leo, Leo?: A (re-)viewing of haptic and visual discourse in Bigas Luna's Bilbao (1978)
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Veo, veo; Leo, Leo?: A (re-)viewing of haptic and visual discourse in Bigas Luna's Bilbao (1978)
Journal name Studies in European Cinema   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-1548
2040-0594
Publication date 2007-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1386/seci.4.3.211_1
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 211
End page 221
Total pages 11
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Intellect
Language eng
Abstract This article investigates the trope of failing vision in Bigas Luna's 1978 film Bilbao as it equates to collapsing of dictatorship and an emergent dissident filmic practice. Engaging with the concept of tactile vision it posits that this recourse to sensory methods of vision, not traditionally associated with film, is the result of the search for an aesthetic capable of depicting a society in transition. The power previously thought to inhere in the cinematic gaze is interrogated as a more inclusive cinematography appeals to our sense of touch. Using the work of Laura Marks and Giuliana Bruno it explores the techniques which make this possible and highlights the slippage at work as a subversive tool in this enthralling postdictatorship production.
Keyword Bigas Luna
Spain
Transition
Tactile vision
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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