DARE 2015

The International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE 2015) explores possibilities, uses and appropriations of Gilles Deleuze and/or Félix Guattari’s philosophy in the field of Artistic Research. Organised by Music Experiment 21 (ME21) and hosted by the Orpheus Institute, DARE 2015 addresses presentations from all artists and artist-researchers specifically interested in Deleuze and/or Guattari’s philosophy, as well as from all scholars of Deleuze and/or Guattari with a specific interest in artistic research.

The topic of ther conference – the notion of the dark precursor – concerns the question of how a communication between heterogeneous systems, of couplings and resonance, occurs without being predetermined. In relation to artistic research we ask how to compose these resonances, how to create new couplings that are not accidental but rigorous and at the same time indeterminate. How to create in the midst of a primordial difference?

Presentations will address questions about the creative act in artistic practices and transdisciplinary research; the genesis of forms and processes of individuation; the production, validation and dissemination of knowledge in artistic research; styles of thinking; the ethico-aesthetic paradigm and its politics, subjectification and universes of value.

Invited presentations: Éric Alliez (Kingston University), Ian Buchanan (University of Wollongong), Julien Bruneau (dancer, Brussels), Edward Campbell (University of Aberdeen), Marcel Cobussen (University of Leiden), Pascale Criton (Paris), Brian Hulse (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA), Susanne Granzer & Arno Böhler (University of Vienna), Bernhard Lang (composer, Vienna), Erin Manning (Concordia University, Montreal), Marc Ngui (independent artist, Montreal), Taina Riikonen (University of Helsinki), Anne Sauvagnargues (Paris West University), Martin Scherzinger, (New York University), Peter Stamer (independent theatre maker, Berlin), Mick Wilson (Valand Academy, Gothenburg).

Chair: Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute, Ghent)

Editorial board: Arno Böhler (University of Vienna), Henk Borgdorff (University of the Arts, The Hague), Christoph Brunner (Zurich University of the Arts), Kathleen Coessens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Laura Cull (University of Surrey, Guildford), Mika Elo (University of the Arts, Helsinki), Paolo Giudici (Royal College of Art, London), Julian Klein (director of the Institut für künstlerische Forschung, Berlin), David Savat (executive editor of the Deleuze Studies Journal), Michael Schwab (editor in chief of the Journal for Artistic Research), Kamini Vellodi (Central Saint Martins, London).

Coordinator: Paolo Giudici, conference@darkprecursor.com