DARE 2015

Date and location

from November 9, 2015 until November 11, 2015
Orpheus Institute / De Bijloke Music Centre / Sphinx Cinema

DARE 2015: The Dark Precursor

Eventfrom November 9, 2015 until November 11, 2015

International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research 2015

DARE 2015 – The Dark Precursor - is the first international conference entirely dedicated to the relation between artistic research and French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. The three-day will feature both artistic presentations and scholarly papers that investigate this relation.

Choosing as its title the concept of ‘dark precursor,’ the conference reflects the duality and openness inherent to artistic research. Deleuze appropriated this expression from meteorology, where it designates a stage in a cloud-to-ground lightning sequence. 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?

The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and/or Félix Guattari acts as a key reference for many artist-researchers, who engage with knowledge across academic and non-academic fields of practice.

At the same time, the term artistic research remains suspended in its definition in order to highlight immanent modes of knowledge creation. The extent and depth of Deleuze’s influence on this emerging field is largely unchartered, nor has his philosophy been evaluated from the perspective of artists who work at the borders of philosophy.

Invited presentations

  • Éric Alliez, Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Ian Buchanan, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Julien Bruneau, choreographer and dancer, Brussels, Belgium
  • Edward Campbell, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Marcel Cobussen, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Brian Hulse, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, United States
  • Susanne Granzer & Arno Böhler, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Bernhard Lang, composer and musician, Vienna, Austria
  • Erin Manning, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Marc Ngui, independent visual artist, Toronto, Canada
  • Taina Riikonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Anne Sauvagnargues, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, France
  • Martin Scherzinger, New York University, United States
  • Peter Stamer, independent theatre maker, Berlin, Germany
  • Mick Wilson, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

Editorial board

Paulo de Assis (Chair), Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium
Arno Böhler, University of Vienna, Austria
Henk Borgdorff, University of the Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
Christoph Brunner, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Kathleen Coessens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Laura Cull, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Mika Elo, University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Paolo Giudici, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
Julian Klein, Institut für künstlerische Forschung, Berlin, Germany
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, United Kingdom

Organising committee

Heloísa Amaral, Lucia D’Errico, Valentin Gloor, Tiziano Manca, Bobby Mitchell, Juan Parra Cancino, Kathleen Snyers, Jonas Tavernier, Heike Vermeire.

The DARE 2015 conference is organised by the Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and the ERC funded research programme Music Experiment 21.