Migrant Thoughts: Cinematographic Intersections


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As a publishing act, Migrant Thoughts argues that the image is inevitably nomadic and inexorably migrant and, as Henri Bergson reminds us, is everywhere. Everything is image. We are images among images, and in this respect film is no more than one of the media through which images move. Images become a gesture of resistance, as by being just an image and not a just image, as Jean-Luc Godard said, they are worthy and can never be subdued by power, despotism or an all-too human will corrupted by the idea of ownership. They are pure potential for resistance, as they are not a luxury, or a privilege, and much less a possession. On the contrary, they are the permeable condition of passage so that a living thing does not become stationary or stagnant. The image can of course move on the screen, but at the same time, the image makes a whole screen, a whole surface where it can continue. It continues in bodies, in writing, on these pages, as in politics, archives, memory, literature, and philosophy. The image migrates, and in its wake it provides and proposes intersections, intervals. That is, it advances through life affirming what is living as a cinematographic gesture and, in turn, it exceeds and goes beyond film itself. Or, to put it another way, where cinema itself has to open up to metamorphosis, it becomes a gesture of editing between blocks of text. As editors we have proposed a montage in three parts, with two intervals (opening and closing) as false cuts in a flow of images which could certainly exceed and migrate outside of the fragile content of this book.

Free distribution book with texts by Nicole Brenez, Andrés Bedoya Ortiz, Jens Andermann, Carolina Villada Castro, Cloe Masotta, Carlos Videla, Tess Lea & Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Tessa Laird and Yann Beauvais.

Table of contents


7 - Migrant Thoughts. Images as a Gesture of Resistance (florencia incarbone and sebastian wiedemann)

15 — Image, Fact, Action, and What Remains to Be Done (nicole brenez)

Intersection I: Memory and Archive
53 — Marta Rodríguez: Memory and Resistance (andrés bedoya ortiz)
69 — Glaring Absence: Viral Archives in Albertina Carri's Restos and Cuatreros (jens andermann)

Intersection II: Literature and Philosophy
81 — Faces that Remain, Any Given Face. The Films of Pedro Costa and the Fictions of Maurice Blanchot (carolina villada castro)
91 — The Clearing in the Woods. Carelia: internacional con monumento,by Andrés Duque (cloe masotta)
111 — The Transformation of the Poetic Animal (carlos m. videla)

Intersection III: Decolonizing the Image
131 — Karrabing: An Essay in Keywords (tess lea and elizabeth a. povinelli)
153 — Dy(e)ing is Not-Dying. Nova Paul's Experimental Colour Film Polemic (tessa laird)

163 — Improvisation. The Controlled Accident (yann beauvais)

190 — About the Authors

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Florencia Incarbone (ed.), Sebastian Wiedemann (ed.)





Publishing date: 

Thursday, March 18, 2021