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Money, or the Other Side of Images: Towards a Deleuzian Iconomy

Peter Szendy

Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 p.m.

In The Time-Image, Deleuze writes: "Money is the reverse of all the images that cinema shows and edits on the obverse, so that films about money are already, if implicitly, films within the film or about the film." In order to approach the contemporary circulation of images and their economy, the talk will focus on close readings of selected filmic scenes from Bresson to The Sopranos, while also situating Deleuze's sentence in the long-term perspective of an archaeology of iconomy.

Peter Szendy, philosopher and musicologist, is professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre and advisor for the concert programs at the Cité de la musique. His books include: Écoute. Une histoire de nos oreilles (Minuit, 2001); Membres fantômes. Des corps musiciens (Minuit, 2002); Les Prophéties du texte - Léviathan. Lire selon Melville (Minuit, 2004); Béla Bartok, Ecrits. Présentation et traduction (Contrechamps, 2006); Sur écoute. Esthétique de l'espionnage (Minuit, 2007); Tubes. La Philosophie dans le juke-box (Minuit, 2008); Kant chez les extraterrestres. Philosofictions cosmopolitiques (Minuit, 2011); L'Apocalypse cinéma. 2012 et autres fins du monde (Capricci, 2012); A coups de points. La Ponctuation comme expérience (Minuit, 2013).