Erin Manning

about the author

Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also the director of the SenseLab, a laboratory that explores the intersections between art practice and philosophy through the matrix of the sensing body in movement. Her current art practice is centred on large-scale participatory installations that facilitate emergent collectivities. Current art projects are focused around the concept of minor gestures in relation to colour, movement, and participation. Publications include Always More Than One: Individuation’s Dance (Duke UP, 2013), Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 2009), and, with Brian Massumi, Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience (Minnesota UP, 2014). Forthcoming book projects include a translation of Fernand Deligny’s Les détours de l’agir ou le moindre geste (Duke UP) and a monograph entitled The Minor Gesture (Duke UP).

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Concordia University, Montreal, CA



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Beside the Point: Where the In-Act of Activism Lurks
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: activism, Henri Matisse, infrathin, Marcel Duchamp

Dialogue I: On Performance or Untimely Fabulation
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: emergence, fabulation, in-act, performance, singularity, untimely