Neuroaesthetics and Experimental Audio-Visual Performances

Chris Brown

This paper first develops a contemporary (re)interpretation of Deleuze’s essay “Postscript on the Societies of Control” before using it as a lens through which to explore the psychosomatic affects of experimental audio-visual performances. Through a critical analysis of the 2014 performance “Zones of Influence,” I hope to establish a conversation between Deleuzian thinking, the emergent...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: aesthetics, improvisation, neuroaesthetics, Postscript on the Societies of Control, rhythm

Becoming-Pig: Humanimal Proximities and Zones of Transit in Kira O’Reilly’s Inthewrongplaceness

Burcu Baykan

This paper explores the resonances between the Deleuze-Guattarian theory of becoming-other and the series of bodily mutations that take place in the Irish performance artist Kira O’Reilly’s live piece Inthewrongplaceness (2005–9). Inthewrongplaceness stems from a scientific experimentation in a laboratory environment, in which O’Reilly explored the possibilities of biotec...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: affect, becoming-animal, biotechnology

Stuttering Machine, War Machine, Actorial Machine Carmelo Bene

Silvia Balestreri, Luís Fabiano de Oliveira, Vandaceli Bressiani

In his Abécédaire—Gilles Deleuze from A to Z—in “C for Culture,” Deleuze states that he does not like theatre, with two extreme exceptions: Bob Wilson and Carmelo Bene. It was through Deleuze’s text “Un Manifeste de moins” that we came to Carmelo Bene (1937–2002) and to the several lines of creation that cross(ed) the work of this Italian artist. According to the philoso...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: A Thousand Plateaus, Carmelo Bene, Gilles Deleuze from A to Z, stuttering, theatre

Noir Désìr: About the Subjugated and Acting Body in Desire

Eleni Kolliopoulou

A few years ago, our professor of aesthetics at the Academy showed us Deleuze’s L'Abécédaire. In “D comme Désir,” the following was a significant moment for me: “we never desire an object, for example a woman, but the ‘landscape’ that is what we sense that is ‘inside’ this woman and our imaginary engagement with this (landscape).” I imagined an almost empty landscape,...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Bibliotheek
format: on screen
practice: performance
keywords: aesthetics, body, desire, Gilles Deleuze from A to Z, performance