Entries by Greg DeCuir

(Re)imagining African Independence

In 2015, the former Portuguese colonies of Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tomé and Principe commemorated the 40th anniversary of their independence. In reality, the end of the Portuguese empire in the 1970s was as abrupt as its history had been exceptional in relation to the rest of the 20th century colonies: the length of the Portuguese […]

A brief study of film festivals in Mexico: Consumption and historical evolution 2010-2016

Mexico has experienced several cycles of growth or decline in film production and consumption, and like many other countries its own cinematography has been left out of the North American corpus that dominates the exhibition circuits. The mastery of American cinematography, which largely responds to canons originating with the Hollywood industry, imposes guidelines for aesthetic […]

Nothing Stable under Heaven at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

At its best, it is carefully-constructed chaos. At its worst, it is equally chaotic but less carefully constructed. Nothing Stable under Heaven (https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/nothing-stable-under-heaven/) is an exhibition that bombards you from all angles as it forces you to juggle different and sometimes jumbled social issues and themes. Running at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art […]

Racial phantasmagoria: The demonisation of the other in Richard Mosse’s ‘Incoming’

Richard Mosse’s Incoming (2014-17) is a large-scale video installation mapping the flow of refugees displaced by the Syrian Civil War, shown last spring at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial in Melbourne, Australia. The National Gallery is one of the largest museums in the country and its inaugural Triennial seeks to survey the international world […]

Videographic scene analyses, part 2

by Miklós Kiss As guest editor, my focus for the audiovisual essay section of the Spring and Autumn 2018 issues of NECSUS is original scene analyses as examples of autonomous and explanatorily argumentative videographic criticism. I aimed to inspire the making of videographic works that provide ‘straightforward close analyses of specific scenes of movies – […]

Follow NECSUS on Instagram

We are happy to announce that you can now follow NECSUS on Instagram. The journal can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram we will share a wide variety of images that come from the journal articles, review sections, and audiovisual essays that have been published in our journal issues over the years. […]

Histories of Film History Conference

From 13-15 December 2018, Philipps-University Marburg hosts the international conference Histories of Film History: Materials and Methods. The conference is organised by Yvonne Zimmermann and NECSUS editorial board member Malte Hagener. Histories of Film History aims at providing insight into the fabrication of film history and discourses on its theories and methods in the past, […]