What is a Creative Act? Deleuze on Cinema

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A long time top favorite, now available with English subtitles. Gilles Deleuze's inspiring and profpund FEMIS-lecture from 1987 on the question what it means to have an idea in cinema. About transdisciplinary encounters between philosophy and art. And about the mysterious connections between the work of art and the act of resistance. See also Gilles Deleuze's Abecedaire that is also available with English subtitles. Thanks to Charles Stivale. The Abecedaire presents a series of conversations with Claire Parnet in which each letter of the alphabet evokes a word that Deleuze reflects upon: From A (as in Animal) to Z (as in Zigzag). See for instance (another long time favorite) 'D for Desire'.

Light Art

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Sublime film sculptures of pure light projections. Experiencing Anthony McCall Solid Light Films (1971-2014) exhibition at EYE Film Institute.

Hallucinating halo's watching Roland Schimmel's Ambient Moments (2014) in the exhibition When Elephants Come Marching In at De Apple Art Centre. 

Overstag

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In the late sixties film director Louis van Gasteren (b. 1922) made a series of three films on the European Community. During that time he met Sicco Mansholt (1908-1995), agricultural commissioner of the EEC. They became close friends. Because of their friendship Van Gasteren got a special insight into the world of this prominent politician. Van Gasteren often accompanied Mansholt on his journeys through Europe. Thus, he was able to document from up-close the conflicts and dilemma’s that Mansholt had to face as politician and statesman.Overstag (Tack) is a moving documentary about the struggles for a post-war European Community. Louis van Gasteren and Joke Meerman were present at the screening of the film at the NAI (Het Nieuwe Insituut) in Rotterdam on the occasion of an exhibition of this "Good European." Mansholt found that his agricultural politics had undesired side effects (such as overproduction and bio-industry). He was courageous enough to admit this change of heart and argued the situation had to be turned around. His call is still urgent, today perhaps even more than ever before. See also  this website for more information about Overstag and other important films made by Louis van Gasteren.

Cinema and Science

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A whole range of Wired articles on (neuro)science and cinema.