The Diagram

ORCiM Study Day with Kamini Vellodi and Christoph Brunner

The Study Day examines Deleuze and Guattari's concept of diagram in Artistic Research from the point of view of De Landa's Assemblage Theory (Paulo De Assis), Schiller's Aesthetic Education (Kamini Vellodi), Wittgenstein's Picture Theory (Paolo Giudici) and Manning and Massumi's Texture (Christoph Brunner). To conclude the Study Day, participants are invited to submit their questions based on the Reading List circulated.

The Diagram - © Marc Ngui. 2006. ‘Introduction: Paragraph 6b’ from the series Thousand Plateaus.Christoph Brunner is a media and cultural theorist working on an ecological approach toward collectivity. In his work he combines philosophies of affect and radical empiricism with practices in digital aesthetics and activist politics. He is currently working at Zurich University of the Arts in the department of Art & Media. Recent publications: “Affective Politics of Timing: On Emergent Collectivity in Ragnar Kjartansson's The Visitors”, in The Timing of Affect, ed. Marie-Luise Angerer et al. (2014); “Post-Media, Activism, Social Ecology, and Eco-Art”, Third Text 120 (2013); Practices of Experimentation: Research and Teaching in the Arts, co-edited with Giaco Schiesser (2012).

Kamini Vellodi is an artist, writer and researcher. She is lecturer on the MREs Theory and Philosophy programme at Central Saint Martins, School of Art and Design, London, and also teaches Art History at Kingston University, London. She completed her PhD in Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex Unvisersity, on the work of Jacopo Tintoretto through the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. She completed her education in art at The Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins. Her research interests include problems of methodology in art history, the intersection between continental Post –Kantian philosophy and art history, the art historical potentials of Deleuze’s philosophy, and 16th century Venetian painting and its modernity.  Her work has been published in the journals Parhessia and Art History. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on her doctoral thesis."


Day One (Tuesday, 16th December)

15:00 – 15:30   Paulo De Assis, ‘Towards Aesthetico-Epistemic Assemblages’
16:00 – 17:00 Kamini Vellodi, ‘The Diagrammatic Genesis of Thought through Art’s Playful Variation: Beethoven, Schiller, Deleuze’
17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00 Q&A with Paulo De Assis and Kamini Vellodi
19:30 Dinner

Day Two (Wednesday, 17th December)

09:00 - 09:30  Paolo Giudici, ‘On Einar Enarsson’s Renotations III (2014)’
10:00 - 11:00  Christoph Brunner, ‘The Diagram of Immanent Critique: Towards a Technique of Texturing’
11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00  Q&A with Paolo Giudici and Christoph Brunner
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00  General discussion