Hollywood Flatlands: Taking a Line for a Walk

Verina Gfader, Mikhail Karikis

Sergei Eisenstein’s conceptual contribution to an infinitely elastic cartoon line—he was working on an unfinished book on Walt Disney at that time—is centred on the capacity of stroke drawing to assume any form whatever in a continuous amoeba-like contour: an ability he describes as “plasmaticness,” behaving like the primal protoplasm. In contrast to a structural line, which maintains it...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: performed
practice: image
keywords: cartoon, Maurizio Lazzarato, plasmaticity, plasmaticness, Sergei Eisenstein

Deleuze and the Paintings

Julia Garstenauer

When the so-called performative turn in the arts appeared in the 1960s, it seemed that painting, and in particular figurative painting, has been carried finally to its grave—an end that has often been announced since the emergence of photography and, later, the emergence of abstraction. Therefore, it comes as a surprise that Gilles Deleuze chooses Francis Bacon, a so-called figurative painter,...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in absence
practice: image
keywords: diagram, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation, haptic, photography

Deleuze’s Philosophy of Cinema: Reflections on Subjectivity, Images, and Visual Artworks

Marcello Garibbo

In “Die Zeit des Weltbildes” Heidegger (1938) describes the modern age as the time when the world first became a “world-image.” At the origin of this shift lies a complex relation between the self, reality, and its representation. By ascribing to subjectivity a foundational role, philosophers such as Descartes and Kant transformed reality into a representation, thus turning the world into...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: Andrei Tarkovsky, Cinema 2, Martin Heidegger, Pier Paolo Pasolini, politics, Vittorio De Sica

The Façade Within

Catherine Ferguson

The painting is finished and it is a static object—this is a fact but still it can’t be fully known. Inside perception there is an awareness that there is a process of individuation anterior to that individuated “object” and the individuated “subject” who is looking. What is at stake is to discover, through writing, a thought that is older than I am; let’s say it’s a thought that b...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: Antoni Gaudí, autopoiesis, Humberto Maturana, Josef Albers