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this case that of the single mother, in the middle of its camera work. Visual pleasure is extended to both the social and psychic space of a multi-dimensional person (Louise).
own voice with a cassette recorder. Sound and image, which earlier (chapter 2) were bound to one another to form an impressive screen presence, now meet again, this time alienated from one another on two different levels. The magnetic tape represents a secondary inscription with emphasis on the spoken coding of a text, while the filmstrip in a certain way focuses on the primary inscription of physical presence. The fact that in this image a cassette player is introduced as the basis of magnetic tape recording allows us to think beyond the cinematographic. The cassette recorder already symbolizes a different access to inscription than film and photography. It anticipates the video recording with its almost immediate possibility of controlling the image. In addition, due to its inherent program structure, with its functions play, fast-forward, rewind, etc., the cassette recorder allows a different access to the recording than the cinema film. The cassette is much closer to the book, that is, the recording is indeed accessible as a text to read. It provides the cinema spectator with all the possibilities otherwise only made possible by the privilege of studying a film on a viewing table. Chapter