In response to being called an “auteur,” the Australian director of such films as The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978) and Roxanne (1987), Fred Schepisi, scoffed: “Auteur theory just denigrates everyone else's job.”1 Unfortunately, the acts of denigration alluded to are in the name of an idea that has found expression in many critical texts and received the blessings of scholars and critics across a large spectrum of constituencies. As a result, we have witnessed theoretical battles and multiple contentious debates pursued over the historical meanings and cultural implications of “auteur theory” or single authorship in film and media arts production. The accumulative result...
Visible Things Unseen: Co-creation and Its Philosophical Turn
Reece Auguiste is a practitioner and scholar focusing on national cinemas, transnational screen cultures, and documentary practice. He is a founding member of the Black Audio Film Collective and directed Twilight City (1989), Mysteries of July (1991), Duty of the Hour (2016), and Stillness Spirit (2017). He is an associate professor of critical media practices at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Reece Auguiste; Visible Things Unseen: Co-creation and Its Philosophical Turn. Afterimage 1 March 2020; 47 (1): 36–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/aft.2020.471007
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