Deleuze, Haraway, Animals and Becoming

Ian Buchanan

In the opening section of When Species Meet, Donna Haraway writes that she had hoped to find an ally in Deleuze and Guattari, but instead found an enemy. She expected to find support for her own dark nuptials project (i.e., her companion species project) in their work because, as she puts it, their thinking “works so hard to get beyond the Great Divide between humans and other critters...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 21, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: keynote
keywords: Donna Haraway

Memory’s Wound Is a Space With-in Me. To Rethink the Crystalline with the Humane, to Rethink Abstraction with Depth

Bracha L. Ettinger

“If there is a modern age, it is, of course, the age of the cosmic” say Deleuze and Guattari. “The assemblage no longer confronts the forces of chaos, it no longer uses the forces of the earth or the people to deepen itself but instead opens onto the forces of the Cosmos.” The essential relation is no longer matter-forms but material-forces. The material is a molecularised matter that “h...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 21, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: keynote
keywords: colour, Johannes Sebastian Bach, memory

The Wasp and the Orchid: On Multiplicities and Becomology

Anne Sauvagnargues

Between the first and the second versions of Deleuze’s Proust, the encounter of a wasp and an orchid in Proust’s novel À la recherche du temps perdu operates as a fragment, both literary and ethological. This fragment shows its power of fragmentation, implying the epistemological fecundity of homosexuality, as a new counter model to reproduction and imitation. Therefore, bec...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 21, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: keynote
practice: transversal
keywords: nuptial, queer/ing

On the Becoming of an Oeuvre. Albert Flocon Meets Gaston Bachelard

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

Between the end of the 1940s and the late 1950s, a collaboration of a peculiar sort developed in Paris between the copper engraver of German origin Albert Flocon and Gaston Bachelard, the French philosopher of science and poetologist of imagination. The outcome of this encounter is not very well known even by experts of either Bachelard’s oeuvre or of post-war art in France. Flocon and Bachelard...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 21, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: keynote
keywords: Albert Flocon, Gaston Bachelard, Johannes Sebastian Bach, resistance