Faces of Others: about the telepathy of affect

  • Alessandro Foladori University of Verona
Keywords: telepathy, transfert, virtual, face, affect


In this essay we start from the scene of a film by Ingmar Bergman (Fanny and Alexander) to try to understand how remote action and remote perception can work, that is all those phenomena that have historically been investigated with the term “telepathy”. Through the intervention of Bergson and Freud it is argued that the “transfert” is the way in which the human blocks the disruptive effects of the mysterious telepathic communication, while gaining some access to the same experience. Starting from this theoretical proposal we try to show possible directions through three references: Anzieu (Skin-Ego), Fachinelli (Claustrophilia),  Deleuze and Guattari (Face).