In “Semblance and Event,” Brian Massumi, drawing on the work of William James , Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others, develops the concept of. Following ideas, images, sensations and intense affects charted by William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze, Brian Massumi. Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the.

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The artwork’s relational engagement, Massumi continues, gives it a political valence just as necessary and immediate as the aesthetic dimension. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. To dance a storm — Second movement. Renee rated it really liked it May 26, It is not that logical argument, abstract aesthetics, pure science and raw art-practice are absent from the book.

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Jun 17, ralowe rated it it was amazing. We can see movement becoming fetish in Massumi’s sensitive discussion of the painter and installation artist Robert Irwin.

Massumi uses the category of the semblance to investigate practices of art that are relational and event-oriented — variously known as interactive art, ephemeral art, performance art, art intervention — which he refers to collectively as the “occurrent arts. Marko Jobst – – Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 8 2: Brian Massumi – forthcoming – Theory and Event 15 3.


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David Best – – Lepus Books. Brian Massumi – – Duke University Press. Thought in the Act: How then are we to decide between semblance and event? We xemblance through processes of genesis.

Pierre Bourdieu and the Visual Arts. Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. Experiences as Complex Events. Irwin carried his work through a “succession of reductions” leading all the way to ground zero”. Its motivations and portents are signs of a much wider problem with many positive and negative directions. It does not evenh depend on what does or does not transform something else, but rather whether there is or is not transformation in any given case.

A thing ‘is’ or ‘is not’, in various attempts at clear extensive or intensive definition. So though it makes sense to associate events with motion, it is a mistake to associate them with the extent, purity or intensity of motion.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Dawn Tritch rated it did not like it Apr 14, He is reflecting on process philosophy of art, where art and philosophy become a joint activity through shared occurrence, or joint massumi. The ‘is’ of ‘to be’ is ‘becoming’. It is a barren enterprise to take the book as a particular case in any ‘conflict of faculties’ or divide between traditions. Very evebt philosophers have done this as thoroughly and with such tenacious commitment to the ubiquity aand becoming and event.

You think you feel a little disoriented, a tad dizzy perhaps. Massumi is giving us an aesthetics of events that leads to an emphasis on the role of semblance in things as counter to events. To ask other readers questions about Semblance and Eventplease sign up. Felicity Colman – – Berg.


Philosophy’s Neglect of the Arts. We have become used to great accessibility in philosophical meditations and, more widely, in literary autobiography or other shorter confessional forms. History of Western Philosophy.

Semblance and Event: Arts of Experience, Politics of Expression

Michael Grenfell – – Berg. Philip Tschirhart rated it liked it Feb 27, Michael Jacovides – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 2: Jiri Benovsky – – Locke Studies Felicity Colman – – Berg. This explains the second original side massumj his book. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the is-about-to-be as much as what is actually present?

It is, he argues, a question of abstraction, not as the opposite of mzssumi concrete but as a dimension of it: Semblance and Event satisfies all these conditions. Jeremy rated it really liked it Dec 27, Ideas and experiences are elevated above the heavy and messy work of construction, conflict and friction.

Brian Massumi – – Theory and Event 13 3. Things are not as they seem, though. They gain their force, not from a position on a procession to the great events of rupture and eevnt, but from change with no need for a violent work of non-sensuous virtual effects. Indeed, Claude’s works were events for Turner. Brian Massumi – – Theory and Event 10 2.