Critical Writing Index

Altered Body Maps and the Cinematic Sensorium

by Anna Powell

Cinematic Folds: The Furling and Unfurling of Images, 2008, pp. 232 - 256

Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2008

From the recent Pleasure Dome publication (Cinematic Folds: The Furling and Unfurling of Images) Anna Powell provides an interesting look into the desire arousing structures of experimental film making. In her essay: Altered Body Maps and the Cinematic Sensorium, Powell approaches film under a Delusian/Gautarrian lens where she discusses a troupe of experimental filmakers and their libidinal investments. Studing the evolution of coded bodies of the biological and psychological, as well as, the structural agenic formations between images and their viewers; their faults and their faness.

** This is an abridged version from Anna Powell, Deleuze, Altered States and Film, (Edinburgh: U of Edinburgh Press, 2007), 100-10, 116-23. Copyright permission courtesy of the author and publisher.

ITEM 2008.116 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dog Star Man, 1961 - 1964Stan Brakhage

The Prelude, 1996Stan Brakhage

Reflections on Black, 1955Stan Brakhage

Projective Verse, 1950Charles Olson

Ray Gun Virus, 1966Paul Sharits

The Flickr, 1965Beverly Conrad

Piece Mandala: End War, 1966Paul Shartis

Jacob's Ladder, 1993Adrian Lyne

Fuses, 1967Carolee Schneemann

Loving, 1957Stan Brakhage

Cat's Cradle, 1959Stan Brakhage