Garden of Small Nuptials

Elizabeth Presa

Accompanying the conference Aberrant Nuptials is an image of Bernini’s sculpture Daphne and Apollo, which famously depicts the moment when Daphne, fleeing Apollo, “launches down a line of flight” into strange and unnatural becomings. In the original sculpture in the Galleria Borghese, exquisitely carved forms appear to oscillate between the marble’s frozen translucence and the mov...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: encounter
practice: space
keywords: colour, François Zourabichvili, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, resistance, stratum, transcendence

The Fold: A Physical Model of Abstract Reversibility and Envelopment

Elisabet Yanagisawa Avén

For artistic research, the model of the fold is exceptionally interesting because it deals with how form and content intertwine in a physical model, and how concrete and abstract interrelate on the plane of consistency. In my paper I focus on chapter two of Deleuze’s The Fold (1992) and take up the concept of “inflection” as an elastic point in the model of the fold that discloses a...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: encounter
practice: space
keywords: inflection, monad, Paul Klee, plane of consistency, Plato, singularity, The Fold

A as in Animal

Gillian Wylde

Art, according to Gilles Deleuze, does not produce concepts, though it does address problems and provocations (Grosz 2008). The video “A as in Animal” is an artwork that is on the lookout for encounters. Assembled edits and cuts within the video are rendered both exact and invisible, inciting both problems and provocations. Processes of performative assemblage and appropriation are constants t...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Bibliotheek
format: encounter
practice: image
keywords: apparatus, assemblage, Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze from A to Z, rhizome, video

Life Must First Imitate Matter

Elizabeth Presa

This is a small exhibition of sculptural experiments-in-progress in mixed media, including phosphorescent honey, paper, and plaster. The works touch on the themes of double affirmation and “couples and coupling” in the thought of Deleuze by focusing on two of his “cold creatures of resentment,” Ariadne and Venus. Both Venus and Ariadne are identified with astrological phenomena. Transits...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: encounter
practice: space
keywords: becoming-indiscernible, becoming-woman, coupling, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, The Logic of Sense
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