A Politics of Sensation? Rendering Visible and Active and Reactive Forces in the Work of Elizabeth Price

Eva Richardson McCrea

This paper seeks to address two things. First, this paper will analyze Deleuze’s definition of the work of art as “a being of sensation and nothing else.” Second, this paper will ask whether Deleuze’s theory of art can be conceived in terms of a politics of art and, if so, how? In What is Philosophy?, Deleuze and Guattari write, “The composite sensation, [art] made up of percept...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: ethics and politics
keywords: Elisabeth Price, politics, Stephan Zepke

Refusing Movement/S: Reflections on the “Intra-Actions” of Current Social Movements and Art

Christoph Hubatschke

Anybody who stands still in a forward-moving crowd is just as big a hindrance as if he moved against the crowd. (Robespierre in Büchner’s Danton’s Death)   On 17 June 2013, the very day the Turkish government prohibited demonstrations in Istanbul in reaction to the occupation of Gezi Park, Erdem Gündez, a Turkish artist and activist, became, what is now known as one of the mo...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in words
practice: ethics and politics
keywords: activism, fabulation, Herman Melville, Karen Barad, politics, Toni Negri

Blindness

Bill Balaskas

In his lecture-performance titled “Blindness” Bill Balaskas will reflect on the ideological state of post-crisis Europe and the role of contemporary art as a communicator of the antagonisms and anxieties that still linger. Connecting Deleuze and Guattari’s aesthetic and political preoccupations, Balaskas will adopt (and adapt) the two thinkers’ “Body without Organs” (BwO), in dialogue...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: performed
practice: ethics and politics
keywords: body without organs, capitalism, lecture-performance

Artistic Research, the University, and the Trajectory of a Deleuzian Motif

Mick Wilson

This presentation seeks to problematise a certain appropriation of Deleuzian devices within the rhetorical field of artistic research, with particular reference to the reinstatement of “Art” the renewed attention to the specificity of the aesthetic, and an associated metaphorics of exceptionalism, revolt, resistance, refusal, and flight. This problematisation is not proposed as an act of deleg...

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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, artistic research, politics, resistance, university
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