Letter to Jane Around a Politics of Image


Abstract: Letter to Jane, Jean‐Luc Godard and Jean‐Pierre Gorin’s project of 1972, offers an analysis of the relation between image and politics that was to be an important topic for the many forms of cultural and visual studies coming afterwards. The author revisits it in connection with contemporary theories on image and narrative, amongst which the works of Jacques Rancière. The project proves to still be of interest because it has something to say about the way in which our regimes of truth are constituted through changes in the image and its perception.

Keywords: politics, image, narrative, photography, cinema, deconstruction