Editors: Albert Elduque (University of Reading, United Kingdom) and Gonzalo de Lucas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain).


Associate Editors: Núria Bou (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Xavier Pérez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).


Advisory Board: Dudley Andrew (Yale University, United States), Jordi Balló (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Raymond Bellour (Université Sorbonne-Paris III, France), Francisco Javier Benavente (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Nicole Brenez (Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France), Maeve Connolly (Dun Laoghaire Institut of Art, Design and Technology, Irleland), Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Gino Frezza (Università de Salerno, Italy), Chris Fujiwara (Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom), Jane Gaines (Columbia University, United States), Haden Guest (Harvard University, United States), Tom Gunning (University of Chicago, United States), John MacKay (Yale University, United States), Adrian Martin (Monash University, Australia), Cezar Migliorin (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil), Alejandro Montiel (Universitat de València, Spain), Meaghan Morris (University of Sidney, Australia and Lignan University, Hong Kong), Raffaele Pinto (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain), Ivan Pintor (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Àngel Quintana (Universitat de Girona, Spain), Joan Ramon Resina (Stanford University, United States), Eduardo A. Russo (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina), Glòria Salvadó (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Yuri Tsivian (University of Chicago, United States), Vicente Sánchez-Biosca (Universitat de València, Spain), Jenaro Talens (Université de Genève, Switzerland and Universitat de València, Spain), Michael Witt (Roehampton University, United Kingdom).


Guest Editors: Jordi Balló and Ivan Pintor (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)


Contributors: Victoria Cirlot, Isabelle Freda, Joan Miquel Gual, Annalisa Mirizio, Mercè Oliva, Clara Santaolaya, Arnau Vilaró Moncasí, Luis Vives-Ferrándiz


Editorial Assistants: Mario Barranco and Brunella Tedesco (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)


Translators:  Daniela Torres Montenegro.


English language reviewer: Michael Bunn. 


Original design and layout: Pau Masaló (original design), Núria Gómez Gabriel (website and PDF layouts).


Acknowledgements:Elsa de Seynes (Harun Farocki Institut), Antje Ehmann (Harun Farocki GbR), Carles Guerra, Hito Steyerl, Theo van Leeuwen, Petra Witting-Nöthen (Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln), Gabriella Jorio (Andrew Kreps Gallery NY), Ruth Pérez-Chaves, Mercedes Pineda Torra (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.


Cover photo: Le Fond de l’Air Est Rouge (Chris Marker, 1977).


Publisher: Center for Aesthetic Research on Audiovisual Media (CINEMA), Department of Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).


This issue has been funded with the economic support of the Departamento de Comunicación (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).


Place of publication: Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Department of Communication. Faculty of Communication – Poblenou. Roc Boronat, 138 08018, Barcelona (Spain).


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Comparative Cinema, Volume 7, No. 12, «Iconographies in the public sphere. Fiction devices in the representation of power», Barcelona, 2019.


This issue is an output of the research project MOVEP (Los motivos visuales en la esfera pública. Producción y circulación de imágenes del poder en España, 2011-2017) REF: CSO2017-88876-P, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, AEI (Agencia Estatal de Investigación/FEDER, UE).


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ISSN: 2014-8933.


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Editorial. Research into vision. Histories of cinema starting from Marey
Gonzalo De Lucas


About Marey
Alfonso Crespo, Francisco Algarín Navarro, Peter Kubelka

Eadweard Muybridge
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Genesis of a Camera
Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Beauviala


A conversation with Paulino Viota
José Luis Torrelavega


Trusting the images. Science, photography and the world at hand
Andrés Hispano

Notes on the origins of the medical cinematographic gaze
Paula Arantzazu Ruiz

Names are what you see when you look at things
Alex Pena Morado

Associative vision and figurative comparison
Gonzalo De Lucas


ALCOZ, Albert. Resonancias fílmicas. El sonido en el cine estructural (1960-1981)
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EISENSCHITZ, Bernard. Punto de partida. Entrevista a Robert Kramer
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