Machinic Assemblages of Desire

Deleuze and Artistic Research

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 (University of Liverpool), Katarina Andjelkovic (Atelier AG Andjelkovic, Belgrade), Ian Buchanan (University of Wollongong), Edward Campbell (University of Aberdeen), Iain Campbell (University of Edinburgh), Paul Dolan (Northumbria University,), Guy Dubious (Independent sound artist, Tel-Aviv), Vanessa Farfán (Independent artist, Berlin), Silvio Ferraz (University of São Paulo), José Gil (Nova University of Lisbon), Barbara Glowczewski (National Scientific Research Centre, CNRS), Derek Hales and Spencer Roberts (University of Salford / University of Huddersfield), Yuk Hui (Bauhaus University, Weimar), Jan Jagodzinski (University of Alberta), Niall Dermot Kennedy (Trinity College Dublin), George Lewis (Columbia University), Quirijn Menken (Avans University of Applied Sciences), Thomas Nail (University of Denver), Tero Nauha and Llona Hongisto (University of the Arts Helsinki / Macquarie University), Alex Nowitz (Stockholm University of the Arts), Peter Pál Pelbart (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo), Anne Sauvagnargues (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), David Savat (University of Western Australia), Chris Stover (Arizona State University)

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Format: Edited volume - ebook

384 pages

ISBN: 9789461663603

Publication: December 15, 2020

Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Languages: English

Paolo Giudici is photographer (Royal College of Art London), and associated researcher at the Orpheus Institute.
Paulo de Assis is artist researcher (pianist, composer, music philosopher) and full-time research fellow at the Orpheus Institute.