Cinema and the Affective-Performative

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:
Cinema and the Affective-Performative

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This book analyses the affective-performative aspects of the cinema based on the philosophical thoughts of Gilles Deleuze, considering performance as expression-event of unassimilable affect and the performing/performative body as the site where the affective event takes place. It suggests that bodily forces or affects are thoroughly creative and performative in their ceaseless activity of drawing and redrawing connections with each other through a process of self-modification or becoming.

Keywords: cinema; affective-performative; Gilles Deleuze; bodily forces; self-modification; becoming

Chapter.  10649 words. 

Subjects: Film

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