This thesis develops the work of Gilles Deleuze by introducing a conceptual framework for the death-image. This image type adds to the taxonomy of images that Deleuze formulates in Cinema and Cinema 2 and his central concept of faciality, which is animated in a Thousand Plateaus. In a visual media context, the death-image is a product of facialisation and this investigation examines this system in operation. Working with a range of Deleuze's texts, such as Difference and Repetition and Francis Bacon, this work also demonstrates that particular artworks can elude the faciality that is dominant in a concentrated media environment.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||23 Aug 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|