Machinic Assemblages of Desire

Deleuze and Artistic Research 3

Edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici

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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, Lilija Duobliene, Vanessa Farfán, Silvio Ferraz, José Gil, Barbara Glowczewski, 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, Panagiotis Roupas, Anne Sauvagnargues, Niamh Schmidtke, Chris Stover, Ron Wigglesworth, Audronė Žukauskaitė  

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Editors’ Preface

Introduction: Assemblage and Artistic Research
Paulo de Assis

Cartographic Recording of Discourse: Mapping as an Emergent Rhizomatic Drawing Process
Ron Wigglesworth

Part 1: Music

Guattari, Consistency, and Experimental Musical Assemblages
Edward Campbell

Musical Interaction in the Tetravalence
Chris Stover

Time Music between Lines and Images : Time In-between
Silvio Ferraz

Abstract Cartographies and Assemblages of Minimal Sound Units: A “Body-Organon”?
Clara Maïda

Sounds Flush with the Real: Mixed Semiotic Strategies in Post-Cagean Musical Experimentalism
Iain Campbell

“Is Our Machines Learning Yet?”: Machine Learning’s Challenge to Improvisation and the Aesthetic
George E. Lewis

Assemblages of Multivocal and Schizophonic Practices: Unleashing the Machined Voice
Alex Nowitz

Travelling with Pēratape: Narrating Poetics of an Assemblage of Recording
Guy Dubious

Machining the Bird
Lilija Duobliene

Part 2: Art

The Dance
José Gil

Kinaesthetics: From Assemblages to Fields of Circulation
Thomas Nail

Ghastly Assemblages and Glittery Bodies without Organs in the Sculptures of David Altmejd
Burcu Baykan

How to Dance with Robots
Christoph Hubatschke

Machines with Organs: Model 5052
Vanessa Farfán

Recalcitrant Temporalities: Heterogeneous Time and the Simulated Image
Paul Dolan

The Machinic Desire of Cinema
Tero Nauha

Free Indirect Discourse and Assemblages: Literary Procedures in Deleuze and Guattari’s Style
Annita Costa Malufe

The Intercessor or Heteronym in Gilles Deleuze and Fernando Pessoa
Niall Kennedy

Part 3: Ecosophy

Assemblages, Black Holes, and Territories
Ian Buchanan

Planetary Assemblages: From Organic to Inorganic and Beyond
Audronė Žukauskaitė

Ethology of Images as Machinic Assemblages
Anne Sauvagnargues

The Transversality of Assemblages in Indigenous Australia and Alternative Environmental Struggles in France
Barbara Glowczewski

Orquestra Errante: Improvising Assemblages Facing the Totalitarian Assemblage
Rogério Luiz Moraes Costa

Subjectification, Desubjectification, Assemblages
Peter Pál Pelbart

The Non-art of Tehching Hsieh: Art as Life/Life as Art
jan jagodzinski

Decoding Surveillance Assemblages: How to Read Li Zi-Fong’s Lines and Hong Kong’s Eyes
Hsiu-ju Stacy Lo

Addressing Problems of Our Capitalist Economies through Artistic Production
Niamh Schmidtke

The Milieu and the Territorial Assemblage: Insights from Architecture
Gareth Abrahams

Hecate: An Apparatus for Mapping Urban Complexity
Yota Passia and Panagiotis Roupas

Appendix: Live Transmission
Morgan O’Hara

Appendix: Online Materials

Notes on Contributors


Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 285 × 195 × 40 mm

466 pages

B&W illustrations

ISBN: 9789462702547

Publication: March 01, 2021

Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Languages: English

Stock item number: 140590

Paolo Giudici is an artist-researcher and associated researcher at the Orpheus Institute.
Paulo de Assis is artist researcher (pianist, composer, music philosopher) and research fellow at the Orpheus Institute.