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Date and location

from December 9, 2019 until December 11, 2019
Orpheus Institute

DARE 2019: Assemblage

Eventfrom December 9, 2019 until December 11, 2019

The third international conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research

After 'The Dark Precursor' and 'Aberrant Nuptials', 'Assemblage' (in its two inseparable manifestations as “machinic assemblages of desire” and “collective assemblages of enunciation”) is the theme of the third international conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE), to be held at the Orpheus Institute, December 9-11, 2019.

The machinic assemblage of desire is also the collective assemblage of enunciation.
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature

In the last decades, the concept of assemblage has emerged as a central tool for addressing problems of stability, instability, determination, and transformations regarding social, political, economic, philosophical, and aesthetic phenomena. Coined by Deleuze and Guattari in their joint book on Kafka (1975), and further expanded in A Thousand Plateaus in relation to different fields of knowledge, human practices, and nonhuman arrangements, assemblage is variously applied today in the arts, in human and in social sciences, under different labels (assemblage theory, logic of assemblage, actor-network theory) that more or less explicitly refer back to Deleuze and Guattari’s foundational concept of agencement.

After The Dark Precursor and Aberrant NuptialsAssemblage (in its two inseparable manifestations as “machinic assemblages of desire” and “collective assemblages of enunciation”) is the theme of the third international conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE), to be held in Ghent (BE) at the Orpheus Institute, December 9-11, 2019.

Using Man Ray’s DANGER/DANCER. L’Impossibilité (1917 – 1920) as its visual cue, the conference refers back to Guattari’s seminal example of artistic and literary assemblages (1973). On one side, the machine depicted by Man Ray cannot execute the movement of the Spanish dancer it is supposed to represent, and on the other, “this machine component can only be a dancer”. DANCER/DANGER is a non-functioning machine as its cogwheels and pinion racks are unable to operate and, at the same time, it is an elaborated depiction of a complex gearing system, suggesting creative modes of com-possibility.

Keynote speakers

  • Anne Sauvagnargues (Paris Nanterre University, FR)
  • Barbara Glowczewski (National Scientific Research Center (CNRS), FR)
  • David Savat (University of Western Australia, Perth, AU)
  • Edward Campell (University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • George E. Lewis (Columbia University, US)
  • Ian Buchanan (University of Wollongong, AU)
  • José Gil (New University of Lisbon, PT)
  • Peter Pál Pelbart (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, BR)
  • Thomas Nail (University of Colorado, US)
  • Yuk Hui (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, DE)

Call for proposals

Open until 5 May 2019

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