Event Date 12 – 14 September 2012
Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London
The London Graduate School presents:
Film-philosophy continues to grow as an important discipline within the fields of both Film Studies and Philosophy. The Film-Philosophy Conference brings together scholars from all over the world to present their research on a broad range of topics within the subject area.
The 2012 conference took place September 12-14, and was jointly hosted by King’s College London, Queen Mary, University of London and Kingston University.
Introduction by Professor John Mullarkey (Kingston).
Professor Bernard Stiegler (Goldsmiths) – About an Organology of Dreams – After An Organisation of Dreams
Beginning with well-known proposition that the cinema serves as the perfect enactment of Plato’s cave, I would like to examine in this paper the question of transcendental cinema, returning to the problems that I raised in Le temps du cinéma, but also reopening the possibility of a transcendental stupidity – or transcendental negativity, to put it otherwise. By turning to Freud and the notion of the dream, I will explore my hypothesis by looking briefly at a work which is itself rather brief, and which suggests an archeology of cinema that begins thirty thousand years ago, in the Chauvet Cave.
Professor Ken McMullen – Thoughts on the Making of An Organisation of Dreams
Excerpt from ‘An Organisation of Dreams’: