[Part of VARIABLES, a series of essays on the art and politics of Jean-Luc Godard]
So far, I’ve been spilling lots of digital ink in my series of essays about Jean-Luc Godard. It’s useful to consider theories about Godard’s artistic form and its relation to philosophy and politics, sure, but Godard communicates primarily through images, not words. This, after all, is the principal theme of Goodbye to Language. The following photoset—from a 2002 short called Liberty and Homeland that Godard made with Anne-Marie Miéville—shows some of the colorful, hybridized images Godard likes to create through superimposition. Click to view a higher-resolution slideshow, and take a look at the new results Godard discovers at the meeting point between two images.