[D-G] RESONANCE(S) A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosopy, Arts and Politics, Istanbul

Emre Koyuncu ekoyuncu at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 19:56:30 PST 2009

We are pleased to announce a conference on Deleuze and Guattari which 
will take place at Santral Istanbul (provided by Istanbul Bilgi 
University) between April 22-24, 2010. You will find below the CFP 
with the application deadline September 1, 2009. 

A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosopy, Arts and Politics 

The function of philosophy is to create concepts ... Creating
  isn't communicating but resisting ... Creation takes place in choked passages.
  G. Deleuze

Resonance as a nomadic concept in the philosophy of Deleuze and 
Guattari still throws light and shades to our understanding of the 
problematical relationship between philosophy, politics, 
psychoanalysis and arts on the one hand, and the spectacle or the 
specular on the other. What kind of a concept is resonance? Can it be 
theorised or should it simply be left untheorised? What are its 
implications for the concept of a concept? What are the conditions of 
its distribution in the work of Deleuze and Guattari? If philosophy 
can deviate the thought from the rule of the specular, as was 
attempted by the Situationists, "resonance" - as it appears basically 
in The Logic of Sense - is perhaps already offering a non-relational 
relationship between various pairs or binaries which, especially in 
recent history and in the history of philosophy have fettered thought 
to a sedentary regression. If the spectacle cannot be maintained as 
such unless under certain philosophical, historical, cultural and 
geographical conditions, what would be the role of resonance in 
opening up new paths towards deterritorialisations particularly under 
the light of an elusive concept of "resonance" on a plane of 
continuous flight?

This conference is therefore an invitation to philosophers, theorists 
and artists to reconsider the concept of resonance in the work of 
Deleuze and Guattari and also to see its implications for a renewal 
of various theories on sex, gender, identity, politics, history, 
literature, science, topology, religion, visual arts, music, sound, 
media and performance. Under what conditions does thought become 
specular and can thought be forced to a maddening resonance so as to 
drive the critique of specular towards, say, a "somnambulist" phase 
where the undecidable is what lies between one's eyelids.

Such a reconsideration of "resonance" requires without doubt 
deterritorialisations of not only Deleuze and Guattari's, but also 
thought's relation to the philosophies of Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, 
Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Tarde, Bergson and Freud. A 
scrutinisation of such relationships will not only reformulate the 
present theories but hopefully will put forward new ones.  

Panel proposals, individual proposals and performance proposals are 
encouraged but not limited to following areas: 

Madness, Schizo-analysis, Hysteria, Histrionics
Addiction, Altered states
Macro/Micro Perceptions
Year Zero 
Minor literature

Please don't reply this message, instead send proposals (500 words) 
to: <mailto:team.resonative at gmail.com>team.resonative at gmail.com

Conference website: <http://www.resonative.net>www.resonative.net 
(website will be continuously updated, please check regularly)

Zafer Aracagök
Dept of Graphic Design
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent, Ankara - Turkey
Tel: +90 312 290 32 50

Tugba Ayas, Firat Berksun, Irem Cagil, Emre Koyuncu, P. Burcu Yalim

Confirmed plenaries:
Arkady Plotnitsky, Claire Colebrook, Gary Genosko, Mahmut Mutman

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