Zones on Trauma: On Deleuze and Control

First published in Coils of The Serpent: ISSUE 6 (2020): CONTROL SOCIETIES II: PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, ECONOMY

In his discussion of the transition from the cinema of the movement-image to the cinema of the time-image, Deleuze famously makes way for the traumatic intrusion of history. This transition, he writes, is not purely internal to cinema, but the result of the emergence of

‘any spaces whatever’, deserted but inhabited, disused warehouses, waste ground, cities in the course of demolition or reconstruction. And in these any-spaceswhatever a new race of characters was stirring, kind of mutant: they saw rather than acted, they were seers. (1989: xi)

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