Manuel DeLanda is a writer, artist, and philosopher who has lived in New York since the 1970s. He is considered one of the most thought-provoking thinkers in Anglo-American academia. His theoretical and philosophical approach is based on Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze. In relation to cinema, drawing from Deleuze’s theory of assemblage, DeLanda believes that the camera can be used as a weapon that can influence reality, revealing the ontology of the social world. In the early 1980s, DeLanda created a series of experimental films, one of which was included in Filmworks ’82 at The Kitchen.