Analytic study on Rhizome by Gilles Deleuze : Focusing on the Film

들뢰즈의 리좀 모델 분석 : 영화 <엘리펀트>를 중심으로

  • 임태우 (세명대학교 미디어창작학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.19
  • Accepted : 2013.12.12
  • Published : 2014.01.28


The purpose of this study is to analyze and illustrate 'Rhizome', a postmodern speculation system based on de-subjectivity and decentralization, presented by Gilles Deleuze. He borrowed the word rhizome, an originally botanical term meaning a horizontal stem under the surface of the earth, to counteract the dominating system grounded on binary, root-tree structure. The study then criticizes the early movements of de-subjectivity with molecular-biological and evolutionary evidences, and proves that these evidences can only be characterized by chance and nomadism, which are the key elements that constitute Rhizome. As a practical example of Rhizome, the study analyzes the film by Gus Van Sant, and demonstrates that both his various cinematic experiments and the result bear the same characteristics as Rhizome.


Rhizome;Root-tree Structure;Chance;Nomadism;


Supported by : 세명대학교


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