Form faces out

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2009
Keywords: 
Art, Modern -- 20th century – Exhibitions
Art, Modern -- 21st century – Exhibitions
Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995
Motion pictures – Philosophy
Art – Philosophy
Art and motion pictures
Becoming
Frame
Futurity
Movement-image
Out-of-field
Relation
Abstract: 

The cinema presents us with the perpetual “becoming” of the movement-image. But, according to Giorgio Agamben, our relationship to the image is characterized by a desire to “capture,” inhibiting our ability to see images this way. Understood as an act of framing, this capture (a drive toward the inside of image), manifests in our acts of looking. Engaging the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze on cinema, Form Faces Out considers the concept of the out-of-field– that which relates the “captured” part to the Open whole. Through reflections on the thesis project The Here To Gathered and other works of art shown recently in Vancouver, the out-of-field is seen to destabilize the frame, making possible a form of futurity that has no known characteristics other than that it is “to come.” This form of futurity opens images up to the meaning of circulation– the sharing of being.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
J
Department: 
School for the Contemporary Arts - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Project (M.F.A.)
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