Deleuze and Artistic Research
Exploring “assemblage theory” in relation to the arts and to artistic research
The concept of assemblage has emerged in recent decades as a central tool for describing, analysing, and transforming dynamic systems in a variety of disciplines. Coined by Deleuze and Guattari in relation to different fields of knowledge, human practices, and nonhuman arrangements, “assemblage” is variously applied today in the arts, philosophy, and human and social sciences, forming links not only between disciplines but also between critical thought and artistic practice. Machinic Assemblages focuses on the concept’s uses, transpositions, and appropriations in the arts, bringing together the voices of artists and philosophers that have been working on and with this topic for many years with those of emerging scholar-practitioners. The volume embraces exciting new and reconceived artistic practices that discuss and challenge existing assemblages, propose new practices within given assemblages, and seek to invent totally unprecedented assemblages.
Contributors: Gareth Abrahams, Burcu Baykan, Ian Buchanan, Edward Campbell, Iain Campbell, Rogério Luiz Costa, Annita Costa Malufe, Paul Dolan, Guy Dubious, Lilija Duobliene, Vanessa Farfán, Silvio Ferraz, José Gil, Barbara Glowczewski, Gerhardt Muller-Goldboom, Christoph Hubatschke, jan jagodzinski, Niall Dermot Kennedy, George E. Lewis, Hsiu-ju Stacy Lo, Clara Maïda, Thomas Nail, Tero Nauha, Alex Nowitz, Morgan O’Hara, Yota Passia, Peter Pál Pelbart, Anne Sauvagnargues, Niamh Schmidtke, Chris Stover, Ron Wigglesworth, Audronė Žukauskaitė