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2016-10-01Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/7489
Posthumanistische Visionen in Horrorfilmen der 1970er Jahre
dc.contributor.authorEngelke, Henning
dc.contributor.editorHeibach, Christiane
dc.contributor.editorKrewani, Angela
dc.contributor.editorSchramm, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T15:33:30Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T15:33:30Z
dc.date.created2016-10-04
dc.date.issued2016-10-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/8141
dc.description.abstractThe article considers the inversion of counter-cultural utopias in 1970s horror films, focussing on the appropriation of experimental film aesthetics to produce visions of terror. It is argued that this inversion holds significant implications for understanding the historical context of current posthumanist thought. The two main examples, Donald Camell’s Demon Seed and Ken Russel’s Altered States, open up a nexus of narrative content, aesthetic strategies and media reflection that reaches deep into specific counter-cultural contexts. Employing the service of experimental filmmakers to produce special effects, these films highlight the intersections between counter-cultural aesthetics and the evolving horror film genre. At the same time, they also mark crucial shifts in the perception of utopian ideas of a technologically expanded consciousness. This shift is often overlooked in recent assumptions – often made only implicitly – of continuities between counter-cultural techno-imagination and posthumanist conceptions.ger
dc.language.isoger
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRe/Visionen der Utopie, pp 5-
dc.subjectFilmger
dc.subjectGegenwartskunstger
dc.subjectUtopieger
dc.subject1970'erger
dc.titlePosthumanistische Visionen in Horrorfilmen der 1970er Jahre
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100239933
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/7489
local.edoc.container-titleRe/Visionen der Utopie
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local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
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local.edoc.container-volume2016
local.edoc.container-issue3
local.edoc.container-firstpage5
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2063498-5

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