The Closure of the 'Gold Window': From 'Camera-Eye' to 'Brain-Screen'

Morgan M Adamson

Abstract


This essay explores the correspondence between cinema and money through an investigation of what I call the 'financialization of the image.' Drawing from the tradition of psychoanalytic film criticism and the cinematic ontology of Gilles Deleuze, it argues that the 'camera-eye' and the 'brain-screen' are distinct modes of organizing cinematic perception in capital. Furthermore, it argues that Gilles Deleuze's understanding of the brain-screen is the most adequate mode of thinking of the organization of subjective vision within control societies and the financialization of life itself.

Keywords


Deleuze; Finance

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