November 22nd, 2017
Salon of former Palais Dürckheim, Cranachstraße 47, Weimar

Strange Topologics: David Lynch's Lost Highway Lecture by Bernd Herzogenrath

How do we make sense of a film? And: How do we make sense of a film if this film does not follow the expected trajectories of Hollywood filmmaking? Using the example of David Lynch’s Lost Highway, this talk will argue for and make use of Gilles Deleuze’s film philosophy, in particular in connection with Bergson’s conceptions of time and Deleuze’s notion of ‘the encounter,’ calling for an approach that makes the ‘object in question’ provide its own terms and conditions for a more affective mode of ‘making sense.’ This talk aims at showing Lynch’s movie ‘doing philosophy,’ as thinking in|with images.