3. oktober 2015 | Facs of life | kino xenix | zürich

Facs of‌ Life - A film by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson between Gilles Deleuze & his students

A screening and podium discussion at Kino Xenix organized and curated by Corner College.

With Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson, Christoph Brunner, Dimitrina Sevova (Corner College), HOSPIZ DER FAULHEIT.

Composed of eight interlinked plateaus and occupying a liminal space between documentary, fiction and essay, Facs of Life attempts to map a number of molecular trajectories of life and thought beginning from a series of encounters: with video footage of Gilles Deleuze’s courses at Vincennes (1975-76), with the woods where the university buildings once stood, with students who attended the seminar, and of the new university at St Denis, and inevitably with the phantoms of revolution, both cinematic and political, that continue to haunt collective desire.

Facs of Life has been screened at numerous film festivals, museums and art spaces worldwide.

Towards a Pedagogy of the Virtual

The virtual is not opposed to the real, Gilles Deleuze writes, but to the actual. And he further concludes with his life-time companion Félix Guattari that ‘events are the reality of the virtual.’ Thinking through the event of philosophy as a pedagogy of the virtual, a pedagogy of potentiality, guides Maglioni’s and Thomson’s detailed and poetic film.

The Swiss premiere screening will be followed by an open conversation with the artists and invited guests presented by Christoph Brunner, with the participation of HOSPIZ DER FAULHEIT and Dimitrina Sevova.