The withdrawal of touch: Denis, Nancy and L'Intrus

  title={The withdrawal of touch: Denis, Nancy and L'Intrus},
  author={Laura McMahon},
  • Laura McMahon
  • Published 2008
  • Art
  • AbstractRecent work by Laura U. Marks has sought to theorize a mode of touch between the viewer and the cinematic image, a relation predicated upon indexicality, presence and immediacy. The emphasis on close-up textures of the body in Claire Denis's L'Intrus/The Intruder (2004) would seem to exemplify such claims for cinema. This article will suggest, however, that L'Intrus stages an interruptive relation to touch, one which can be seen to probe the phenomenological model elaborated by Marks… CONTINUE READING

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