Simulation, Automata, Cinema: A Critique of Gestures

Valiaho, Pasi. 2005. Simulation, Automata, Cinema: A Critique of Gestures. Theory and Event, 8(2), ISSN 1092-311X [Article]

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The gesture, Giorgio Agamben writes, is that which refers to the incommunicable potentiality of language. The gesture is "the muteness inherent in humankind's very capacity for language, its speechless dwelling in language."1 The gesture, it could be argued, expresses the bare, material life which language presupposes.

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