Deleuze and Guattari as VJay: Digital Art Machines

Anne Sauvagnargues

conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: keynote
practice: image
keywords: art-machine, assemblage, digital, ecology, Félix Guattari

abstract video about the author(s)


I would like to focus on relations between art and technology. Our digital machinic phylum transforms entirely the relationship between “art,” “images,” and social assemblages. Though Deleuze rarely addressed the digital transformation of our contemporary art machine, Guattari often did. My concern is to articulate “images” as Deleuze understood them in the Cinema books using the ritornello, proposed by Guattari in The Machinic Unconscious and in Thousand Plateaus, in order to explain what I call the “ecology of images.” I will focus on two contemporary pieces: the video Diaries (2006) by Tania Mouraud and I hate love stories (1989), a computer painting by Georgik.


about the author(s)

Anne Sauvagnargues

Anne Sauvagnargues is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. A specialist in aesthetics and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, she co-directs the collection “Lignes d’art” with Fabienne Brugère for Presses Universitaires de France. She is the author of numerous works, including Deleuze and Art (Bloomsbury 2013), Artmachines: Deleuze, Guattari, Simondon (Edinburgh University Press 2016), and Deleuze: L’empirisme transcendental (Presses universitaires de France 2010, forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press).

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