Publications and Research

Document Type

Book Chapter or Section

Publication Date

Winter 12-13-2015


In the series of short films known as Green Porno and Seduce Me, the director and actor Isabella Rossellini becomes animal — insect, sea creature, bird, or mammal — to act the mating behaviors of non-human animals. Both educational and playful, each video begins which Rossellini imagining, "If I were ..." But not all becomings are knowingly desired. This essay explores Deleuze and Guattari's concept of becoming animal through Rossellini's series and Franz Kafka's iconic novella The Metamorphosis.



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