La Furia Umana
  • I’m not like evereybody else
    The Kinks
  • E che, sono forse al mondo per realizzare delle idee?
    Max Stirner
  • (No ideas but in things)
    W.C. Williams
TONI D’ANGELA / Budetjiane

TONI D’ANGELA / Budetjiane

LFU has often been a wild bunch. We have always been borderline, inbetween, trans-fugitive. We have always liked to cross borders and engage crossbreeding, like Donna Haraway’s coyote. Disrupting the rules of the academic game by opening the window to let in the warm and muddy wind of cinephilia. And, at the same time, we have put some order in the magmatic room of the “insane” cinephile. We have always mixed and fluidified, like in a John Ford film. As time has moved on, we have linked cinema to the arts and other practices and social transformations. We have also decided to open up as a platform and host contributions from “outside”, from the wider world. We have never been chained to an identy and, if anything, we have always tried to do away with logics of identity, logocentrism, etc., and not only in the fields of film criticism and media studies.

We have never been particularly “friendly”, our journal does not have attractive graphics – and this is perhaps something we should tend to. We have always insisted upon – and forced our energies towards guerrilla warfare, building over the years – sometimes as in a Hegelian force diagram – a wild, anomalous praxis, a power of thought promoted to stir and shar passion, this forceful wind that breaks down the Chinese walls of specialization pour faire du (e)vent.

By re-proposing a florilegium of what we have been and have launched up to the stars, we take the run to start again and again from 2022, renewing the vocation to experiment and hybridize perspectives, sensitivities, horizons, to continue spreading fire through films and cinema, arts and all social practices. Trying, in our own way, to stay inside the bad weather of this moment and to stay with the trouble.

Once again I take this opportunity to thank all those who have made a contribution through all these years, including those who are no longer there, and others who have left. This is part of the game. Thanks to everyone and to those who will come. Like the budetjiane , we are ready to do something to open up tomorrow.

Vladimir Tatlin, Letatlin (1932)