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Thursday, November 6: On Marc Lafia's "Permutations"
November 07, 2008 08:52 AM PST
We look at, and discuss, the beauty and brilliance of Marc Lafia's multiscreen films, Permutations. You can see some of them here: http://www.marclafia.net/cinema_engine/Tuesday, November 4: Cezanne, Merleau-Ponty, and the Miracle of Form
November 04, 2008 07:18 PM PST
An odd, complex discussion of the terms of the limit: the limit here is not a constraint, is not external but is the very terms of a thing, its difference.Thursday, October 30: On Marc Lafia, Merleau-Ponty, and Cezanne
October 30, 2008 05:52 PM PDTTuesday, October 28: On Cassavetes' film, Faces
October 30, 2008 12:25 PM PDTThursday, October 23: Deleuze, Bacon, and Fighting Cliches
October 23, 2008 06:53 PM PDT
A continued discussion of Deleuze's Painting Before the Painting....and different strategies and tactics for fighting cliches.Tuesday, October 21: Deleuze, Bacon, Cliche, pt 2
October 21, 2008 07:46 PM PDTTuesday, October 21: Deleuze, Bacon, Cliche, pt 1
October 21, 2008 07:32 PM PDT
We're reading the chapter entitled, The Painting Before Painting from Deleuze's book on Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation.
It's in 2 parts b/c I stopped the recorder.....Thursday, October 2: Joyful Seeing and Bergson
October 02, 2008 04:56 PM PDT
A brief, pithy discussion about why we're choosing to see the world this way. Why? you ask. Because it is joyful, affirmative of this life, healthy. And then we read the beginning of Bergson's Matter and Memory. And look at an image or two.Tuesday, September 30: Beginning Bergson's Matter and Memory
September 30, 2008 08:27 PM PDT
Proffering the very odd relationship between the material and the affective.The Site of Seeing, or The Architecture of the Seeing Event
September 25, 2008 06:00 PM PDT
When we see images, a space is forged between and amongst ourselves and the image: the space is created right then and there. An image is not a mnemonic. A bit more on Jl Godard's Contempt and Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.Life Aquatic: Seeing the technology of seeing
September 23, 2008 07:25 PM PDT
We watch the opening of Godard's Contempt and see the seeing of the camera seeing the seeing of Bardot's body.
We look at some images.
We watch the beginning of The Life Aquatic, which I interrupt often to comment on.Merleau-Ponty, grande finale: Thursday, Sept, 18
September 18, 2008 06:01 PM PDT
We discuss the chiasm of the visible and the invisible, focusing on style as the invisible mechanism that assembles this or that, this and that.Merleau-Ponty, still: Tuesday, 9/16/08
September 16, 2008 06:08 PM PDT
Things get a little nutty: you've been warned.Merleau-Ponty: The Seer is Seen
September 12, 2008 08:42 AM PDT
More on his great essay, "The Intertwining—The Chiasm" from The Visible and the Invisible.Rhetoric of the Image + Merleau-Ponty's Chiasm
September 09, 2008 07:11 PM PDT
What questions do we ask of an image (in this case, David Shrigley's "Try to be happy")?
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