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Deleuze and CinemaThe Aesthetics of Sensation$
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Barbara Kennedy

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780748611348

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.001.0001

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Towards an Aesthetics of Sensation

Towards an Aesthetics of Sensation

(p.108) Chapter 5 Towards an Aesthetics of Sensation
Deleuze and Cinema

Barbara M. Kennedy

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's thoughts about the aesthetics of sensation. It suggests that Deleuze's ideas on art and the aesthetic, particularly his concept of sensation, are a significant development in thinking about the cinematic impact through affect. The chapter explains that the Deluzian argument on sensation exists outside any form of recognition or common sense, and that his definition is one which removes sensation from any presupposition of common sense or recognition, where subjectivity transcends. Images in movement constitute what Deleuze refers to as a plane of consistence or immanence and it is on this plane of immanence that perception can be described as either liquid or objection perception.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, aesthetics, sensation, cinematic impact, affect, recognition, common sense, subjectivity, plane of immanence, perception

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