Assessment 1 Poster Annotated Bibliography List
1.La Jetee, 1962, motion picture, Chris Marker, distributed by Argos Films, France.
This text is a science-fiction short film about time travel in a post-apocalyptic world, and one of the main themes featured is desire which was especially relevant for my research. By being a prisoner of greedy men desiring a way to find a power source in the future, the main character desires freedom, and through time travel he gets that, however then develops desire for a woman he loves. Through his love and desire for this woman, he creates a path to timetravel to the future to receive power which the scientists seek, only then to be condemned to death. Fantastic that an english dub was made-more easier to understand and watch the images and develop a better understanding of the concepts of the film rather than focusing on reading subtitles. The illusion of movement in this film indicates the audiences/the worlds desire at the time to create the appearance of movement in film-to replicate reality.
2.Dickinson, Preston, 1920, Factory,Oil on canvas, The Athenaeum, <http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=26471>
This artwork presents to us a world of productive factories, which I personally related to Deleuze’s theory of desire machines. ”There are no desiring-machines that exist outside the social machines that they form on a large scale; and no social machines without the desiring machines that inhabit them on a small scale.” (Anti-Oedipus, Delueze, G. 1977, p.373). Through this artwork I concluded in agreement with Delueze’s theory, that our desire creates more desire, and that as desire machines, we create our own products from our desire, which I very much tried to establish in my poster.
3. Deleuze, G. and Guattari, F. 1977, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Viking Penguin (English). p. xiii-45.
This excerpt I took from the text I found especially relevant to my research, especially as Deleuze’s theory of desire as a productive creative force that is present in this assignment’s question I am addressing, is originally from this text Anti-Oedipus. The first 45 pages address this idea of desire-production through society and ourselves as our own desire machines, which I found extremely useful in developing a better understanding of Delueze’s theory, which in turn aided me in understanding the question of desire I was addressing.
4. Gilles Deleuze A-Z,1988-1989, online excerpt from original documentary, Pierre-Andre Boutang, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrZdOZzr4as>
This excerpt aided my understanding of Delueze’s theory about desire as a productive force, therefore helping me in understanding the question I was addressing. Hearing the explanation about the theory of desire was much better in being able to have a proper understanding compared to deciphering the extensive vocabulary from reading his text. He uses the term ‘aggregate’ which is defined as (by Dictionary.com) “formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined.