Shocks to the System: An Evening With Manuel DeLanda

Shocks to the System: An Evening with Manuel DeLanda

“Out of circulation for nearly two decades and newly restored…these utterly distinctive films will undoubtedly rearrange your synapses.” —Artforum

Los Angeles Premiere

Renowned philosopher and moving-image maker Manuel DeLanda makes a rare public appearance with selected films, videos, and a lecture, “Cinema as an Emergent Phenomenon.” After relocating from Mexico to New York City in the 1970s, DeLanda created a body of radical films that were visceral and  that had profound theoretical underpinnings. Unique for being lauded by punk, experimental, and academic communities, DeLanda’s work defied definition, taking seemingly familiar genres into outlandish and unexpected territories. DeLanda is now an internationally respected philosopher, author, and teacher who has also created a stream of astonishingly original and kinetic videos. Regardless of medium, DeLanda is a great contemporary provocateur who brings a sense of danger, excitement, and renewal to each experience.

In person: Manuel DeLanda

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


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MON 2/24
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff