Body cinema: Body Modification – A Retrospective

October 9, 2010

‘Body Modification, A Retrospective’ is a film being made for the purposes of a documentary class by Alex Scott Perry in 2008. This documentary features Dominic Johnson – writer, performance artist and lecturer in the fields of live art, performance art and body-based practices at the Queen Mary, University in London.

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Photo: (probably) Nicholas and Curths. Fakir, 1860s.
Ethnographical Photography in India 1850-1900 by John Falconer

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Body cinema: The Human Animal by Desmond Morris

February 3, 2010

Documentary series The Human Animal by ethnologist and zoologist Desmond Morris have always been magnet for wider audience. Made during the 1990’s his series (same as his books) about human body and the cultural differences are great resources which from time to time I like to watch again.

desmond_morris.jpgPhoto above by Steve Pyke (c), photo bellow taken from robertodelrey.com

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