Introducing the death-image: an investigation into the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze

John Kaye

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date23 Aug 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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