Shocks to the System: Films and Videos by Manuel DeLanda

Shocks to the System: Films and Videos by Manuel DeLanda

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

Los Angeles Video Premieres

REDCAT presents an evening of rarely shown films and videos by renowned moving image artist and philosopher Manuel DeLanda. After relocating from Mexico to New York City in the 1970s, DeLanda created a body of radical films that were visceral and raw, and that also 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 and unpredictable provocateur who brings a sense of danger and excitement to each cinematic experience.          

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