Towards an Aesthetics of Sensation

Barbara M. Kennedy

in Deleuze and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780748611348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652310 | DOI:
Towards an Aesthetics of Sensation

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This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's thoughts about the aesthetics of sensation. It suggests that Deleuze's ideas on art and the aesthetic, particularly his concept of sensation, are a significant development in thinking about the cinematic impact through affect. The chapter explains that the Deluzian argument on sensation exists outside any form of recognition or common sense, and that his definition is one which removes sensation from any presupposition of common sense or recognition, where subjectivity transcends. Images in movement constitute what Deleuze refers to as a plane of consistence or immanence and it is on this plane of immanence that perception can be described as either liquid or objection perception.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; aesthetics; sensation; cinematic impact; affect; recognition; common sense; subjectivity; plane of immanence; perception

Chapter.  6702 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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