Everything is “Yes”

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780748635252
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651146 | DOI:
Everything is “Yes”

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the affective-performative aspects of cinema, showing that insofar as powers of affection concern processes of change, transformation and experimentation, they are thoroughly affirmative in the sense of being ceaselessly active and productive, and hence consequential. It discusses the affective continuum that joins life and the cinema, the apparently ordinary situations in which our bodies find themselves day in and day out, and the seemingly extraordinary movements and gestures that take hold of affective-performative bodies onscreen. The chapter also demonstrates that the cinema has a unique capacity to bring to living consciousness the most intense, most transformative affects in our lives.

Keywords: cinema; affective-performative bodies; affection; affective continuum; living consciousness; transformative affects

Chapter.  4584 words. 

Subjects: Film

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