Performative Locations: wilderness space and place in early film

JRJ Adams

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Since 1895 the practices of location filming have drawn the physical environment into the realm of cinematic setting. Taking the natural landscape as a performative construct, the essay develops an original concept of wilderness scenography with reference to 'Rescued from an Eagle's Nest' (Edison Manufacturing Co., USA,1908), one of the first films to foreground the production values of wilderness iconography. Cinematic space and place are seen as sites of enactment through which meaning and values materialise, with particular reference to ideas of nature and the natural.
Translated title of the contributionPerformative Locations: wilderness space and place in early film
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerforming Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts
EditorsG Giannachi, N Stewart
PublisherPeter Lang International Academic Publishers
Pages85 - 101
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3039105574
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Other identifier: 9783039105571


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