Political Affect and Becoming-Child: The Case of Marlene Dumas

Sotiria-Ismini Gounari

Marlene Dumas is a prominent artist of our times whose work, consisting largely of figures and portraits of minority subjects, such as people of colour, women, and children, has been characterised as both emotional and political. In this paper I would like to examine Dumas’s work through the lenses of Deleuzian theory, by making use of the latter’s affective dimension. Specifically I would li...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: writing
keywords: aesthetics, becoming-child, colour, Marlene Dumas, politics

Sound and Image in Artistic Flooding: Vladimir Tarasov, Bill Viola

Lilija Duobliene

In A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari use Jakob von Uexküll’s theory of transcodance in nature, according to which nature is treated as music with “components as melodies in counterpoints”; Deleuze and Guattari develop this idea proposing the example of an encounter between two different components—a wasp and an orchid— where the implication is reciprocal....

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: image
keywords: aesthetics, Bill Viola, Stephan Zepke, Vladimir Tarasov

Deterritorialize Yourself!

Chris Stover

time— … (in a sense) proliferating—connection … —(promulgating connectivity piecemeal)— … This paper imagines a line of flight from composer J. K. Randall’s provocative, experimental 1972 essay “Compose Yourself: A Manual for the Young,” transforming Randall’s prescription into the imperative deterritorialise yourself, and pursuing its radical implications....

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: becoming, de/re-territorialisation, improvisation, James K. Randall, nuptial, queer/ing

A Ligeti Example of How to Make a Piano (or a Piano Piece) Stutter

Gustavo Penha

In his Étude 3: Touches bloquées, published in his First Book of piano studies, the Hungarian composer György Ligeti explores a singular piano technique in which some keys are depressed and held by one hand while the fingers of the other hand make some movements stroking these depressed and held keys without producing its correspondent sound notes. It is for this technical reason that...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in absence
practice: music and sound
keywords: György Ligeti