Mathematical Monsters and the Continuum

Elizabeth de Freitas

As Erin Manning (2015, 48) says of artfulness, there is always “a rigorous process that consists in pushing technique to its limit, revealing its technicity.” This technicity becomes more than a confining habit when it is attuned to the force of its own potential, when it evolves into a technicity that unleashes “a becoming that could not have been mapped in advance” (ibid., 60). Technicit...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: ongoing
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in absence
practice: philosophy
keywords: Georg Cantor, Imre Lakatos, mathematics

Sisyphus and Deleuze

Louisa Buck

This paper will examine how my art practice applies ideas of classical reception theory in the production of a history of the myth of Sisyphus. As reception history reveals alterations and shifts of meaning through time and cultures, so the myth of Sisyphus can be seen as a metaphor of layers of repetition laid upon each other as each cycle of punishment begins, alluding to Deleuze’s concepts of...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: Claire Colebrook, eternal return, Friedrich Nietzsche, repetition, Stoicism