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Title: Cinema into the Real
Author: Eastwood, S. J.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2007
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Cinema into the Real is the practice of creating an affect based encounter between film and the lived world where their thresholds shift. It is an inquiry into the possibility for navigating what Gilles Deleuze calls the 'not-yet-thoughf brought into existence by an irrational form of cinema comprised of crystalline time-images. How does the schema of normative cinema fiction and documentary stand in for the lived world, and how might the statements, maps and spaces of this cinema be made fluid to form a more radical moving image, one that is further implicated in, and may open up insightful gaps for, our experience There are three facets to this inquiry: first, the emergent and imaginative situation of filmmaking itself, where the very intention to make moving images produces a new frame through which to practise everyday life, a cinema of action and alteration secondly, the invention of my conceptual persona as filmmaker, an uncommon self that I have cultivated in order to approach filmmaking as in part alien to its methods of production thirdly, the exploration of a limit in thought (which is the state of affect, commonly experienced as panic) by way of a mental gap brought into being by aberrant moving images. Twelve films (and cinema interventions) were made, and these are thinking spaces in themselves. Between the theoretical text written, and the films produced, I have extended the flight line projected in Deleuze's two cinema books, in an attempt to do film as an art practice of experimental philosophy, and to navigate a space between cinema and the lived world. This minor cinema of which I speak, and which I practise, is acquired by destratification and drifting, courts affect, and can, I will argue, enable new aspects of (non-habitual) thought.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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