Cinema In The Age of Control Societies

(Incredibly rough draft of part II of an article for Carte Semiotiche Annali 4, IMAGES OF CONTROL. Visibility and the Government of Bodies. Part I can be found here). Given our critique of the affirmationist interpretation, and while Godard’s Sauve Qui Peut (La Vie) is Patton’s exemplar of something that approximates a Deleuzean ethico-political program, we should turn … Continue reading Cinema In The Age of Control Societies


Deleuze, Patton, and Godard go to the Cinema

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Anne Wiazemsky, La Chinoise (1967) The aim of this essay is to interrogate the relationship between Idea-problems, creativity, and the society of control as undertaken by Deleuze (within philosophy), Godard (within cinema), and Paul Patton (philosophy and cinema). It will be shown how Deleuze’s understanding of the relation between Ideas, creativity, and control differs … Continue reading Deleuze, Patton, and Godard go to the Cinema

Between Cinema & Philosophy

[ excerpt from an essay on Deleuze, Godard, and control societies...] In 1987 Deleuze delivered a talk on the topic of the creative production of works of art; specifically regarding creative acts as engendered in cinema and their difference from other creative endeavors such as philosophy and science. In this lecture, Deleuze develops a framework … Continue reading Between Cinema & Philosophy