Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Elena del Río


This ebook deals a distinct reconsideration of the appearing physique that privileges the suggestion of affective strength over the thought of visible shape on the centre of former theories of spectacle and performativity. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of the physique, and on Deleuze-Spinoza's correct techniques of impact and expression, Elena del Río examines one of those cinema that she calls 'affective-performative'. The positive factors of this cinema spread through certain and interesting discussions of the activities, gestures and speeds of the physique in a number of motion pictures via Douglas Sirk, Rainer W. Fassbinder, Sally Potter, Claire Denis, and David Lynch. Key to the book's engagement with functionality is a constant recognition to the body's powers of affection.

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