New PDF release: Cinema and Agamben: Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

By Henrik Gustafsson,Asbjorn Gronstad

Cinema and Agamben brings jointly a bunch of proven students of movie and visible tradition to discover the nexus among the relocating picture and the influential paintings of Italian thinker Giorgio Agamben. together with unique texts via Agamben himself, released right here for the 1st time in English translation, those essays facilitate a different multidisciplinary dialog that essentially rethinks the speculation and praxis of cinema. of their ingenious analyses of the paintings of artists similar to David Claerbout, Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Grandrieux, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and others, the authors placed to exploit various key recommendations from Agamben's wealthy physique of labor, like biopolitics, de-creation, gesture, potentiality and profanation. maintaining the eminently interdisciplinary scope of Agamben's writing, the essays all bespeak the significance of Agamben's concept for forging new beginnings in movie concept and for remedying the elegiac proclamations of the loss of life of cinema so attribute of the present moment.

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