The Last Frontier of (Un)Consciousness and the Arts: On Neurodiversity and Artistic Thinking in Times of Self-Observation, Evolution’s Most Recent “Killer App”

Nina Stuhldreher

This presentation, connecting my own performative knowledge with recent debates, discusses neurodiversity as a potential game-changer for the notion of art. Applying two key concepts of contemporary identity politics (disability studies, postcolonial theory) to the highly idealised but never closely analysed process of artistic thinking, it aims to parallel the global rise of self-observation (soc...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: ongoing
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in absence
practice: performance
keywords: apparatus, lecture-performance, neurodiversity, singularity

Maintenant: Seeing the Untouchable, Touching the Unseen

Eleanor Stubley

We can say . . . of time . . . that it is the whole of relations.
—Gilles Deleuze (1986, 10) A cinematic screen is filled with the image of my hands conducting, caught from above and behind my left shoulder. The motion and the touch of my hands captivate as they reach out into the blackness of empty space to make visible the materiality of sound as I sculpt and shape the evolving mu...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: ongoing
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in absence
practice: music and sound
keywords: Cinema 1, Michel Serres, music performance, sculpture, voice

Time, Territorialisation, and Improvisational Spaces

Chris Stover

The ongoingness of improvisational musical space is productively described by a creative engagement with Deleuze’s three syntheses of time. The first synthesis describes a process of contracting the past into the ongoing, living present and the projections onto an open range of future actions engendered by such a contraction; the second synthesis confirms the present as the now-actual instantiat...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: de/re-territorialisation, improvisation, jazz, refrain, stratum, synthesis of time

Exploring the Longitude and Latitude of Public Space Through Sound Art

Åsa Stjerna

This presentation addresses site-specific sonic practices from the artistic practitioner’s perspective. The intention is to outline a proposal for a revitalisation of the field of site-specificity beyond transcendentalism, offering a challenge to conceptualisations of “form” and “content” that still hover around site-specific practice today. Departing from the assumption that spatial pr...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Rotonde
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: assemblage, body, site-specificity, sound