The Films of Bill Morrison
The Films of Bill Morrison
Aesthetics of the Archive
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Aesthetics of the Archive. An Introduction Bernd Herzogenrath Drafts and Fragments. Reflections Around Bill Morrison and the Paper Print Collection André Habib The Film of Her (1996). The Cine-poet Laureate of Orphan Films Dan Streible Ghost trip (2000). Searching for Potential Myths Benjamin Léon Decasia (2002). The Matter|Image: Film Is Also a Thing Bernd Herzogenrath The Mesmerist (2003). Illustrating the Return of the Repressed Hans Morgenstern Light is calling (2004). Celluloid Dreams Hanjo Berressem Gotham (2004). Zoetrope: Block by Block David Gersten Outerborough (2005). Early Cinema Revisited Jan-Christoph Horak Highwater Trilogy (2006). Thinking the Liquid: On the Material Ecologies of Disaster and Ruination Yasmin Afshar Porch (2007). Archives, Collective Memory, and The Poetics of Home Movies William Cusick The Future Lasts Long. The Romanov Lost Family Archives (photo essay) Agnes Villette Who By Water (2007). Variations On Matter, Figures, Memory and Mythology Andrea Pierron Every Stop on the F Train (2008). Beyond and Within the Restless Netherworld of (Manhattan's) Mind Benjamin Betka Spark of Being (2010). Bachelor Machine Bérénice Reynaud The Miners' Hymns (2011). Acts of Resurrection Simon Popple TRIBUTES - PULSE. A Requiem for the 20th Century (2011) | Death|Drive|Image Johannes Binotto Just Ancient Loops (2012). The Loops of Life in Intonation Eva Hoffmann The Great Flood (2013). Water is Transparence Derived from the Presence of Everything Sukhdev Sandhu Re:awakenings (2013). Bill Morrison in Conversation Lawrence Weschler

Bernd Herzogenrath (ed.)

The Films of Bill Morrison

Aesthetics of the Archive

Avant-garde filmmaker Bill Morrison has been making films that combine archival footage and contemporary music for decades, and he has recently begun to receive substantial recognition: he was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, and his 2002 film Decasia was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This is the first book-length study of Morrison's work, covering the whole of his career. It gathers specialists throughout film studies to explore Morrison's "aesthetics of the archive"-his creative play with archival footage and his focus on the materiality of the medium of film.

Bernd Herzogenrath

Bernd Herzogenrath is professor of American Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. Publications include: The Films of Bill Morrison (AUP 2017), Practical Aesthetics (Bloomsbury 2020), and Concepts (Bloomsbury 2022). He is (with Patricia Pisters) the main-editor of the series thinking|media (Bloomsbury).