Friday, 02.10.2015


2015 / 201510 / Diskussion / Kino
Facs of‌ Life at Kino Xenix, Zürich
A film by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson
between Gilles Deleuze & his students

Christoph Brunner, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni

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

With Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson, Christoph Brunner, Dimitrina Sevova, HOSPIZ DER FAULHEIT.

The film is in French with English titles. The main language of the podium discussion will be English.

Ticket for the screening: 12 Fr. Podium discussion: admission free.

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.

Opening of the exhibition Shipwreck Study Notes (What Rises From the Depths Cannot Help But Break the Surface) by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson at Corner College, on Wednesday, 7 October, 20:00h.

Both this screening and the exhibition are kindly supported by the French Embassy in Switzerland.

Posted by Corner College Collective