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A Love of UIQ

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A Love of UIQ
by Félix Guattari
translated with an Introduction by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson
March 4th, 2016
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An exciting attempt by one of France’s most well known thinkers wherein he explores his thought through the form of a cinematic narrative.

Throughout a large part of the 1980s, Felix Guattari, more known for his collaborations with Gilles Deleuze and his experimental and groundbreaking practices in psychotherapy, decides to shift his experimental work into a different medium of artistic and creative thought practice: the world of science fiction. Part self-analysis, part cinematic expression of his theoretical work, Guattari’s screenplay merges his theoretical concepts with his passion for comic books, free radio movements, and his love of film. So begins Guattari’s journey to write a screenplay wherein a group of squatters make contact with a superior intelligence coming from the infinitely small – The Universe of the Infra-quark (UIQ). Guattari worked feverishly on his film, attempting to secure a budget, traveling to Hollywood, and enlisting the help of American filmmaker, Robert Kramer. But the film would never see the light of day. Through the important archival work of artists, Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, Guattari’s script has the chance to be published here, for the first time, in English.

Félix Guattari (1930–1992) was a French psychoanalyst, activist-intellectual, and philosopher known widely for his collaborations with Gilles Deleuze and Antonio Negri.
Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson are filmmakers and artists based in Paris.

Critical Theory: February 2016 - A Love of UIQ

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Details Paperback | 211 pages | 5 x 8" | Letterpress Cover | Cover Design by Jason Wagner

Tags: Theory and Philosophy, Spring 2016, Félix Guattari