'Waiting as Such': The Politics of Tarrying

Glyn Davis

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This essay explores the relationship between cinema and waiting. It was submitted to the journal 'Aniki' because it has a themed issue on 'Long Duration'. The essay looks in particular at films that have extended running times, focusing on one example made for screening in cinemas (Lav Diaz's 'Death in the Land of Encantos'), and one produced as a gallery installation (Wang Bing's 'Crude Oil'). As well as outlining the theorisation of waiting and the ways in which this can be mapped onto the moving image, the essay examines the politics of waiting, and any political possibilities the films under scrutiny may offer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-410
JournalAniki: Portugese Journal of the Moving Image
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • experimental film
  • artists film and video
  • lav diaz
  • slow cinema
  • wang bing
  • waiting
  • endurance
  • slowness


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