White Screen: A Cinematographic Empiricism

Gholami, Peyman

Tracing four paths, the book tries to reconsider the zero ground of cinematographic images' genesis and through this reconsideration constructs four different worlds within the possibility of Cinema:

(1) Moving toward a new way of confronting with cinematic work based on the expression capacity and going beyond the extrinsic casuality, representation and abbreviated signs.

(2) Moving toward possibilities of producing images in relation to the outside of image, and proposing the problem of literal image.

(3) Moving toward producing conditions for cinematographic empiricism instead of conditions of production for experimental cinema.

(4) Heterogeneous genesis of cinematographic image through different assemblages of expressive elements, collective agencies of production, and the chaos of city-space.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction: Why Shuji Terayama?
2. Cinematographic Being and Expressionism
3. Literal Image
4. Expression in Cinematographic Image
5. Heterogeneous Genesis

Gholami Peyman. White Screen: A Cinematographic Empiricism. Tehran: Ruzbehan Press, 2012 (Under Press Process)