Call for Proposals: DARE 2017, Second International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research. Closing date is June 3, 2017.
The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and its resonating discourses have become increasingly relevant to the field of Artistic Research, and Deleuze is now a key reference for many artist-researchers engaging with knowledge across artistic, academic and non-academic fields of practice. DARE 2015: The Dark Precursor was the first conference attempting to trace the encounter between artistic research and Deleuze’s world. The Second International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research, DARE 2017: Aberrant Nuptials, continues that mapping, readdressing the question ‘How can communication occur between heterogeneous systems?’ through the associated concepts of ‘aberrant nuptials’ and ‘zone of indeterminacy’.
While Artistic Research itself suspends its definition, in order to highlight the openness and diversity of immanent modes of knowledge creation, the conference title (mis)quotes Deleuze’s celebrated passage of the wasp and the orchid to suggest that the relation between art and research might be that of a double-capture, of which Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Apollo e Dafne is (mis)appropriated as allegory. ‘Becomings are not phenomena of imitation or assimilation, but of a double capture, of non-parallel evolution, of nuptials between two reigns. Nuptials are always against nature. Nuptials are the opposite of a couple.’ (Dialogues II, New York: Columbia University Press, 2007, p. 3).
‘Zone of indeterminacy’ finds similar formulations in Difference and Repetition and Logic of Sense, but only in the plateau ‘Postulates of Linguistics’ is the concept fully developed, particularly in relation to music, to the idea of continuous variation, and to all those secret languages which are better defined as ‘chromatic languages’: ‘This is what we are getting at: a generalized chromaticism. Placing elements of any nature in continuous variation is an operation that will perhaps give rise to new distinctions, but takes none as final and has none in advance. (A Thousand Plateaus, New York: Columbia University Press 1987, p. 97). Thus, ‘zone of indeterminacy’ relates to the action of bringing together two heterogeneous systems and to pair them, either by linking them physically in an actual event or virtually, as a productive diagram.
DARE 2017 invites artists, composers, scholars and all artist-researchers not to interpret or critique Deleuze and his world, but to appropriate and challenge it within Artistic Research, problematizing it through artistic practices and for concrete acts of creation. The conference welcomes both artistic presentations and scholarly papers, giving special attention to artistic research in music. Proposals will be selected by the conference Editorial Board in a two-stage peer-review.
First Stage: Proposal Review
What to submit:
· Author(s) name, affiliation (if applicable), contact email address
· 5 keywords
· Title of the presentation
· 500 words abstract written in English
· Short list of references (optional)
· Links to supporting image, audio and video files (optional)
· 100 words bio written in English, list of publications/exhibitions/performances
· publishable email address, personal website (optional)
How to submit:
Please, email your proposal directly to the Conference Coordinator: