Drawings from A Thousand Plateaus

Marc Ngui

The Thousand Plateaus drawing project is a paragraph-by-paragraph visual interpretation of the book A Thousand Plateaus. I was introduced to the book by my friend. I found the ideas quite elusive and felt compelled to make diagrams so that I could better understand and retain an understanding of the ideas the authors were describing. The writing in A Thousand Plateaus is packed w...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Bibliotheek
format: keynote
practice: image
keywords: A Thousand Plateaus, diagram, drawing

Beside the Point: Where the In-Act of Activism Lurks

Erin Manning

Thunderbolts explode between different intensities, but they are preceded by an invisible, imperceptible dark precursor, which determines their path in advance but in reverse, as though intagliated.
Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, London and New York: Continuum, 1994, 119. The problem is determined by singular points which correspond to series, but th...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: keynote
practice: ethics and politics
keywords: activism, Henri Matisse, infrathin, Marcel Duchamp

The Difference Engines. Bernhard Lang in conversation with Maarten Quanten

Bernhard Lang, Maarten Quanten

I started reading Deleuze in 1995, starting with Difference and Repetition. As my previous philosophical background was mainly determined by Viennese logical positivism, Deleuze led to a kind of shock for me; when I stated rereading the text in the English translation, it became the starting point for a completely new way of composing and thinking. This reoccurred in 2007 while reading...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: keynote
practice: music and sound
keywords: abstract machine, monad, movement-image, perception-image, Samuel Beckett

The Sonarium, or, Towards a Spatiality Proper to Sound

Brian Hulse

One of the most refreshing aspects of Deleuzian philosophy is the imperative to create concepts. For music, a field long dominated by less-than-satisfactory incursions from other domains, the need for better concepts could not be more acute. In this paper I explore a concept constructed from within a sound-centred experience, what I’m calling “the Sonarium,” which I will argue has the potent...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: keynote
practice: music and sound
keywords: Henri Bergson, pitch, sound studies