Journey into the Unknown: Romeo Castellucci’s Theatre of Signs

Oleg Lebedev

Fundamental doubts on the nature of representation constitute the essential theme of Romeo Castellucci’s work. The paper analyses how, through very specific scenic devices, Castellucci confronts spectators not only with the power of theatre but also with its tremendous darkness. Exposed to violent sensible impressions and pure vibrations (sounds, odours, ruptures of rhythm), the spectator is for...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: Antonin Artaud, Difference and Repetition, Proust and Signs, Romeo Castellucci, sign, theatre

Deleuze, Flat Aesthetics, and the Diagrammatic Genesis of Art and Architecture

Gökhan Kodalak

The notion of diagram, or abstract machine, was developed by Gilles Deleuze as a relatively consistent yet multi-modal concept throughout his oeuvre. The diagram obtained a-signifying yet generative capacities when discussed in relation to literature and art (as in Deleuze’s works on Proust and Bacon), acquired organisational capabilities when utilised in unpacking institutional apparatuses (as...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: space
keywords: aesthetics, apparatus, architecture, diagram, drawing, Francis Bacon

Art and Knowledge at the Interstices

Rahma Khazam

Mika Hannula (Hannula, Suoranta, and Vadén 2005) highlights the uncertainty surrounding artistic research: because its results are hard to evaluate, its contribution to scientific or academic knowledge remains questionable and problematic. This paper will draw on the work of Deleuze and Guattari to validate the notion of artistic research. It will deploy such concepts as “becoming,” “rhizom...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: artistic research, dramatisation, knowledge/knowing, Marcel Duchamp, Mika Hannula

The Politics of Intimate Grammar: A Literary Symptomatology of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Nir Kedem

This presentation is part of an emergent, larger research project of founding an experimental “literary clinic,” which studies a diverse body of literary works as both clinical symptoms of and critical interventions in the ongoing experience of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The project takes its cue from Deleuze’s approach to literature, and offers a dynamic theoretical practice that c...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: writing
keywords: becoming-child, David Grossman, Essays Critical and Clinical, literature, politics, resistance