The Fold: A Physical Model of Abstract Reversibility and Envelopment

Elisabet Yanagisawa Avén

For artistic research, the model of the fold is exceptionally interesting because it deals with how form and content intertwine in a physical model, and how concrete and abstract interrelate on the plane of consistency. In my paper I focus on chapter two of Deleuze’s The Fold (1992) and take up the concept of “inflection” as an elastic point in the model of the fold that discloses a...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: encounter
practice: space
keywords: inflection, monad, Paul Klee, plane of consistency, Plato, singularity, The Fold

Perpetual Doubt, Constant Becoming

Mhairi Vari

The philosophical proposition of the rhizome offers a “structure” (or anti-structure) that goes some way to describing the often unnameable, intangible processes required for the production of art—establishing a set of conditions that support the necessity for unknowingness and uncertainty as methodology. In taking the rhizome as a basic principal for consideration in the generation of phys...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: on view
practice: space
keywords: diagram, installation, rhizome, schizophrenia, site-specificity

Aesthetics of Power

Sybrandt van Keulen

This paper presents an interpretation of Landfall (2005–10), a site-specific work by Hiryczuk and Van Oevelen. In Landfall the scenery of Surtsey, an island that emerged after a volcanic eruption in the 1960s off the south coast of Iceland, is exposed on ten large billboards in a newly developed area in Amsterdam, the Dutch main business hub called Zuidas. Conceptually Land...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: space
keywords: aesthetics, Desert Islands, Hiryczuk and Van Oevelen, Immanuel Kant, site-specificity

Zigzagging: Bound by the Absence of Tie

Andrej Radman

The paper will unpack Deleuze/Guattari’s machinic conception of consistency, which is determined neither by the autonomy of the vitalist whole (organicism) nor by the geometric expression of the whole in its parts (mechanicism), but by the dark precursor’s zigzagging between the Scylla of submissive empathy and the Charybdis of dominating abstraction. In the words of Deleuze: “it is not a ma...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: space
keywords: architecture, consistency, David Gibson, ecology