We are pleased to announce the publication of our sixth entry in Screenworks Volume 10.1, William Brown’s Golden Gate, a poetic video essay that reworks footage from 43 movies, spanning eight decades. Through intertitles, repetition, loops and other formal strategies, the film creates an affective and theoretical argument concerning the role of the Golden Gate Bridge in American cinema and American culture more generally. Taking a posthuman approach, Brown considers the bridge not just in terms of its spatial span across the Golden Gate Bay but also as a ‘living, sentient’ entity. This video essay connects films featuring the bridge that deal with the birth of artificial intelligence, autism, alien invasion and the control of woman to suggest how it could represent, if not the end of humanity, then the end of western patriarchal masculinity.
We are still accepting submissions for our rolling Volume 10.1. We welcome submissions of moving image work on film, video and new media platforms. We feel strongly that the function of Screenworks is to provide an opportunity for practice research to undergo the equivalent rigorous peer-review process to that of traditional publication, and fully understand contributors’ need to evidence the impact and significance of their practice as research. Where submissions are documentation of interactive or installation work we encourage producers to consider the problems of documentation as part of the research process. We welcome work from doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers, as well as those at the cutting edge of practice research both nationally and internationally.
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