The Poison Garden: A Sorcery Handbook

Sean Crossley, Beau Deurwaarder

“The Poison Garden” is a collaborative arts project uniting the visual work of Brussels-based artist Sean Crossley and the writing of Melbourne-based philosopher Beau Deurwaarder. Over its two-year lifespan, the efforts from a series of international residencies, conference presentations, exhibitions, publications, and strange experiments will be compiled into a conceptual handbook of sorcerou...

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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: A Thousand Plateaus, Alain Badiou, sorcerer, writing

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Lucia D’Errico

The world (the body) is made of convex and concave shapes, and of the rearrangement of the one into the others. Concaveness is perishable and open, an unclear and fleeting sensation. Convexity is abstract fixation, assertion, a strong and rigid continuity. The paradoxical point of coexistence between the two—eternity matched with mortality—is what one is alert to: “a thing you could ruffle w...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Entrance / Cellar
practice: image
keywords: body

Dialogue II: On Visual Art or How Does Art Think?

Kamini Vellodi, Éric Alliez, Ian Buchanan, Marc Ngui, Anne Sauvagnargues, Peter Stamer

This dialogue brings together philosophers and artists to address issues at the core of Deleuze’s ontology of art. It will be oriented around the question of art’s contemporary work as a critical production of thought. This is a question that, explicitly or implicitly, connects all our speakers—from Eric Alliez’s notion of the diagrammatic regime of thought between art and philosophy that...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Bibliotheek
format: dialogue
practice: image
keywords: Anne Sauvagnargues, diagram, ecology, film, schizoanalysis

Posthumous: 26 Letters to Deleuze

Peter Stamer

In three sessions between winter 1988 and spring 1989, philosopher Gilles Deleuze, sitting in his living room, answered questions posed by a television crew. The principle was as simple as it was sophisticated. The topics he was confronted with followed the letters of the alphabet—from “A as in Animal” to “Z as in Zigzag.” Via these twenty-six letters, Deleuze revisited and reformulated...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Sphinx Cinema
format: keynote
practice: image
keywords: Claire Parnet, death, film, Gilles Deleuze from A to Z