Depper, Corin (2009) States of love: Godard, Badiou, and the inaesthetics of 'non-cinema'. In: Emergent Encounters in Film Theory; 21 Mar 2009, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)Full text not available from this archive.
“She really had something to say about the State…and the impossibility of the State falling in love” Eloge de l’Amour (Jean-Luc Godard, 2001) Since the late 1980s, Jean-Luc Godard’s work has been marked by a focus on the ethical failure of cinema to discover an appropriate means to account for historical events, and a concomitant view of interpersonal relations as a similarly fraught field. Effectively seeking to discover a cinematic form capable of acknowledging these dual tensions has led to a Godardian rapprochement between Bazinian and Eisensteinian modes in his most recent work, and the emergence of a new phenomenological form existing, pace Alain Badiou, between ‘Being’ and ‘Event’. This paper will take Godard’s 2001 film Eloge de l’Amour [In Praise of Love] as a focal point for discussing the implications of Badiou’s work in the Handbook of Inaesthetics in developing a study of Godard’s late style. Despite Badiou’s pronounced skepticism towards cinema, situating it between ‘art and non-art’ - in a manner that recalls the later Heidegger - it will be suggested that his work offers the potential for challenging the breakdown between political and personal that can re-conceptualize Godard’s work as existing between ‘cinema and non-cinema’.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Event Title:||Emergent Encounters in Film Theory|
|Research Area:||Communication, cultural and media studies|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Performance and Screen Studies|
|Depositing User:||Corin Depper|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2010 12:36|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2010 12:36|
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