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The Subject Trapped in Gomorrah: Undecidability and Choice in Network Cinema

Poulaki, M (2012) The Subject Trapped in Gomorrah: Undecidability and Choice in Network Cinema Film-Philosophy, 16 (1). pp. 55-71.

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Abstract

This paper uses the recent ‘network film’ of Mateo Garrone Gomorrah in order to let Alain Badiou’s theory of subjectivization-in-decision percolate through the immanent networks of contemporary ‘risk societies’ and the narrative structures through which they find expression in cinema. Adumbrating a tension between choices and decisions I seek to create ‘edges’ between two worlds that in the most part of Badiou’s work have been decisively and platonically separated: the world of being and the one of our embodied social experience. Cinema lends its dynamical and ‘tensed’ mediation in order for this new and open topology to be explored.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre
Authors :
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Poulaki, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2012
Contributors :
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EditorSorfa, Matthews, Holtmeier, Tyler, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : network narratives, reflexive modernization, Beadiou, event, subject, choice
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Poulaki M (2012). The Subject Trapped in Gomorrah: Undecidability and Choice in Network Cinema’. Film-Philosophy 16(1):55-71 Available at: http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/issue/view/46
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 May 2014 15:29
Last Modified : 13 Feb 2015 02:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805174

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