2 Feb 2010

Deformed Heads. "Crosseyed and Painless" by the Talking Heads

Deformed Heads

Talking Heads

"Crosseyed and Painless"

In the 17th chapter of Logic of Sensation, Deleuze discusses one of Francis Bacon's techniques, diagramming. Bacon interjects chance-induced (accidental) variations into the formations on the painting, so to deform them. Deleuze then quotes from the Talking Heads song "Crosseyed and Painless:"

I'm changing my shape, I feel like an accident.

[Hear this line in the clip below]

David Byrne et al. "Crosseyed and Painless." Remaining in the Light. 1980.

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