How to Make Oneself A Dark Precursor: Mr. Palomar’s Practiced Death and Literary Epiphanies

Shan-ni Tsai

Through the personae of Mr. Palomar, Italo Calvino explores the resonances between things in themselves and abstract patterns. Two series—things whose particularity demands description and patterns that claims to recognise universality in things—resonate with each other in Mr. Palomar. The resonance is caused because Mr. Palomar serves as the dark precursor. Overwhelmed by experience...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: in words
keywords: indeterminacy, Italo Clavino, literature

Alone/Together: Simulacral “A-Presentation” in/into Practice-As-Research in Jazz

Steve Tromans, Mike Fletcher

No series enjoys a privilege over others, none posses the identity of a model, none the resemblance of a copy . . . Each is constituted by differences, and communicates with the others through differences of differences.
—Gilles Deleuze (2004: 348) This lecture-recital, interposing live music making and spoken word is concerned with our understandings of the creative processes by which...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: performed
practice: music and sound
keywords: aesthetics, apparatus, jazz, music performance, Plato, simulacrum

‘Hippies use side door’: l’humorisme comme précurseur sombre

Natascia Tosel

Gilles Deleuze, dans Logique du sens, définit l’humorisme comme un art des surfaces, une opération destinée à montrer les effets du devenir plutôt que chercher les causes profondes du présent; il est une mise en série des simulacres au lieu d’une représentation des modèles et des copies. L’humorisme peut être lu alors comme le précurseur sobre, qui met en relation des pot...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: Cosima von Bonin, humor, installation, Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty

The Paradoxical Form of Creative Practice: Exploring Deleuze’s Theory of Time in Logic of Sense

Edward Thornton

Deleuze is a philosopher of creation, intent on explaining the necessary preconditions for the possibility of radical creativity in all its forms. For Deleuze the problem of creation, and the connected problem of genesis, is central to his aesthetic, political, scientific, and purely philosophical theories. This paper will offer an analysis of the way in which Deleuze clears a space for the possib...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: C. S. Lewis, chronos, The Logic of Sense, What is the Creative Act?