Jean Painlevé’s films blend aesthetic concerns and scientific realism operating a micro-turn within the broader cinematographic turn that occurred in the sciences in the 20th century. By engaging with his films on the octopus, an animal studied to illuminate human consciousness and firmly grounded in the popular imagination through literature and the arts, this article demonstrates how Painlevé embraced a politics of life organised around the concept of a missed encounter between life forms.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Studi di Estetica|
|Early online date||1 Dec 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2022|
- Aesthetic and scientific realism
- Missed encounter