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Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog. A Post-Cinematic Meditation on Aff ection

Daria IOAN


In this article, I analyze Laurie Anderson’s hybrid film Heart of a Dog by contrast with traditional ways of making cinema and confront it with recent post cinema theories. Referring to a state of in-between and changing perception in an afterlife dimension, Anderson uses a multitude of combined visual techniques in order to reveal to the spectator a ghostly presence. Assuming that these techniques are susceptible of imprinting post-cinematic effects to this film, my article is an attempt to identify their functions in the structure of the film.

Keywords: surveillance culture, hybrid, post-cinematic effects, transitory imagery, data collection, technology, perception