War is a continuation of politics by other means, said Clausewitz. Peace is a continuation of war by other means, said Foucault. For us our écriture is a continuation of desire by other means.
By approaching our special dossier on Jean-Luc Godard (to be published in feb. 2018), inspired by his work(s), we continue to think that our way of feeling cinema and writing about it, is something that overcomes this kind of complicity between war and peace – that today, cynically, defines the field in which the War in Syria is consuming itself and killing many people on a daily basis. At the same time, we are called upon by Godard's method that leads us to investigate what there is between war and peace, cinema and world, écriture and film, images and words, the revolution and its failure. Despite his mistakes and limits, Lenin was, at least, the only one who made public the secret deals between states to share and divide the world using war and the balance of power. And what we wanted to focus on and point out, editing the special dossier on the avant-gardes in Russia between 1912-1930, was the relais and the décalage between poetry/art/cinema and revolution, going over the real purpose of who made the revolution and what it left around itself.
We are interested in thinking the agencement between things, cinema and word, filmmaking and what’s happening, not only war or the exploitation highly lifted till the synapsis of our brain and the forces of our body, organized by biocapitalism, but also the puissance to resist and attack this brutal order of things, as Sylvain George shows us. Because, as Foucault said, where there’s power, there’s also resistance. Et la fête that is, in itself, une fête.