Perversion in Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty

Catarina Pombo Nabais

To understand the way Deleuze thinks about perversion is to understand the specificity he sees in masochism—its difference from sadism. It is to understand how he reads Masoch from the critical point of view, showing that Masoch takes the phantasm as a genuine double of the world and how literature therefore arises as its ideal realisation. Sade creates a literature of reason, of the cold though...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: writing
keywords: Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, literature, Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty, phantasm

Diagrammatic Traits: Scream(S)-Force(S)-Manifold(S)

Claudia Mongini, Andres Vahos, Emiddio Vasquez

Departing from Kant-Deleuze’s notion of synthesis understood as a “rule of construction” by which a complexion of heterogeneous elements is driven to the consistency of a concept, this panel inquires its diagrammatic conditions—that is, its operative potential for the creation of transversal relations. Andres Vahos engages in the operative dimension of the cry—an operation problematising...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Rotonde
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: aesthetics, diagram, singularity, technical objects

Bacon and the Cartoonist: The Emergence of the Figure Through Two Opposing Diagrams

John Miers

In The Logic of Sensation, Deleuze describes Francis Bacon’s practice as a constant struggle to avoid or surpass figuration, illustration, and narrative, all of which are central elements of the art practice most commonly known as “cartooning”—the drawing of comic strips, books, and graphic novels. This paper will focus on Deleuze’s use of the concept of the “diagram” and th...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: cartoon, diagram, drawing, emergence, figure, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

Perform Now! Musical Performance as Affective, Disruptive Practice

Vincent Meelberg

Musical performance is an encounter. It is an encounter between sounds, bodies—both human and otherwise—and ideas. All these actants are affected by this encounter, just as the encounter itself is influenced by the actants involved. Consequently, this encounter co-determines how the performance will continue. Put differently, an encounter is disruptive: it disturbs the actants’ state of rest...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 11, 2015
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: encounter, ethics, Heinrich von Kleist, improvisation, music performance