• Patricia MacCormack



cinesexuality, sexuality, film, gender, avisuakity, masochism


This work deals with the study of sexuality in spectator’s relation to the film. Such relation to film image is masochistic in its nature, as cinema is real, material and forcefully affective. The cinesexual relation is inter-kingdom relation because art and physiology are traversed and cross breed. As such, the encounter between the image and the body is one of the silence and avisuality, and spectatorship can be thought as an avisual practice of self. Cinemasochism embraces the impossibility of self in the face of the force of the image without, acknowledging the impossibility within all representation or signification.


Author Biography

Patricia MacCormack

Patricia MacCormack
Department of Communication and Film, Anglia Ruskin University
United Kingdom


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How to Cite

MacCormack, P. (2013). Cinemasochism. AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, (3), 24–45.