Design Terminable and Interminable: The Possibility of Death in Final Destination

  title={Design Terminable and Interminable: The Possibility of Death in Final Destination},
  author={Eugenie Alexandra Brinkema},
  journal={Journal of Visual Culture},
  pages={298 - 310}
  • E. Brinkema
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Art
  • Journal of Visual Culture
The tautological, deterministic, elegantly straightforward premise of James Wong’s Final Destination franchise (2000–2011) supplants horror’s antagonistic monster with the certainty of death – the ineluctability of dying is what ultimately brings about deaths. The givenness of the violence of ontology is routed through formal schemas of design, list, plan, and schematic, and paranoically interpreted in relation to signs auguring the approach of a death that is less figure than function. The… 
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