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recognizes that all disintegrating powers (which he considers to be unavoidable entropy) gain the upper hand. Even though the rectangular movie screen binds and frames the flow of the images, it is only for a short time. Then, the «cinematic atopia» appears again; it could also be called «chaosmos,» in agreement with Joyce, Deleuze, and Guattari.[70] The moviegoer would finally fall asleep and turn off his consciousness. The gravity of perception would increase. «Like a tortoise crawling over a desert, his eyes would crawl across the screen.»[71] Now a kind of politicization can begin, which can do without territory, even without the desert-as-landscape. The screen desert is the smooth, haptic space of another cinema.