The Osmotic Barrier - Objectification and the Apparatus in Natali’s Cube
Abstract: *Senior Yr Undergrad* Natali's Cube is in part a product of the operations (work) of the apparatus; the mise-enscene, direction and sound design allegorize those recording operations and internal mechanisms of the camera. Within the allegorical reading and through a formal analysis of Cube, the apparatus is understood as subject objectified through a process of transindividualism and intersubjectivity. That is to say, that a subject within a constantly shifting context experiences a fragmented operational process of existence. I would like to suggest that this is where ideology can be located in the apparatus - in its refusal to be the subject of its self-manifesting (ie. natural) constantly shifting context. The apparatus denies its fragmentary nature of existence (ie. the denial of difference) by rendering itself object and thus becomes an osmotic barrier for the transmission and transformation of ideology. The apparatus objectifies itself to retain control of continuity of its operations within its fundamental nature to fragment - staving off the possibility of a schizophrenic rupture to its operational signifying processes.