Art film or weaponized instructional video? Mind Control Made Easy (or how to become a cult leader), by Carey Burtt, reminds us of Foucault’s description of Anti-Oedipus in the book’s preface: the film is like an art-video anti-fascist manual, teaching you through critique and reproduction the techniques of cult think. Or maybe, like the IDF “deploying” Deleuze and Guattari to turn Palestine into a “smooth space,” you could use the movie to be the L. Ron Hubbard you want to see in the world.
Horror makes a natural ally with film and video art.
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Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames shows just how short "we'll fix it after the revolution" falls.