Category: theory

The Ideology of MacroCinema

To say that the relationship between narrative and reality always involves violence is not to say that narrative is wrong. It is more accurate to say that narrative is never neutral – it never “just is” – in a closed system, there is no creation without destruction, no translation without interpretation, one cannot act in the world without leaving a…

Endarchy

endarch adjective, Botany 1. (of a primary xylem or root) developing from the periphery; having the oldest cells closest to the core.  1895-1900; end- + -arch having a point of origin (as specified)      -dictionary.com In the long-term effort to figure out how to talk about my work as a filmmaker, the idea of control comes up again and…

Walter Benjamin

This essay by Walter Benjamin has profoundly shaped my thinking about the moving image in the last few years. This article in the New Yorker fills in some really fascinating details about his life and his relationship with Theodor Adorno.

Baudrillard on Death and the Internet

WAY ahead of his time… “Our society’s true necropolises are the computer banks or the foyers, blank spaces from which all human noise has been expunged, glass coffins where the world’s sterilized memories are frozen. Only the dead remember everything in something like an immediate eternity of knowledge, a quintessence of the world that today we dream of burying in the…