Abstract: Kristevan abjection and the Deleuzian conception of creation exhibited by time-image cinemas can both be seen as deterritorialisation mechanisms in that they contradict notions of stable identities. Abjection violates physical or institutional structures, presenting am ambiguity that undermines definition through a process of destabilistion.
Deleuzian movement-image cinemas foreground identity through the formal employment of a sensory-motor schema that facilitates ontological determinations of identity based on action. The time-image cinema contradicts this by acting as a perpetual becoming, which is irreconcilable with cinematographic conceptions of identity. This thesis explores the interaction of abjection as narrative deterritorialisation combined with Deluezian conceptions of cinema to examine the relationship between form and structure in the destabilisation of concepts of static identity
Supervisor: Allan James Thomas