[image: In As Much As It Is] Carmen :: In Morelia, teaching an

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In As Much As It Is

Carmen :: In Morelia, teaching an enormous group enthusiastic diverse students. While preparing discussion notes I came across a really interesting phrase of Michel Chion, the carnal presence of film. This phrase leapt out at me from the page. What a perfect way to say it- that irresistible intensity of eye contact with an image- filmic or otherwise. I don’t have my own words for it but I know it as primal and real. We all know it. Chion reserves this electricity for film but it lives in the visual arts as well. I remember it well from my first experience with Gary Hill’s In as much as it is already taking place (pictured above) I am sure there are many more others.