Tag: Deleuze

Parallel project: Further drawings on ‘Difference and Becoming’ (5)

After my smaller experiments on board with charcaol and shellac starting with abstract ground and eventually ended in discernible shapes and forms (with various responses from others) , I continued my journey on Deleuze’s path of exploring at larger scale (around 60-70 x 30 cm, thick matting paper). #07: Shellac and charcoal powder on paper (32 x 60 cm) – Fig.…

Deleuze, Hegel, Difference and Master/Slave Dialectic – Confusion Entangled

On recognition  – a resolved confusion: Difference not as negation but as an unrecognized and unrecognizable difference, a difference affirmative in itself. – Deleuze (Williams, 2001:170) and Hegel stated further that (WIlliams, 2001:171): ‘Sublated contradiction is no abstract identity, for that is itself only one side of the contradiction. When we say that ground us the unity of identity and difference,…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Parallel project: Communication with Jac Saorsa (3)

As mentioned in my earlier post, I found incidentally through TRACEY the work by Jac Saorsa, who worked on a project related to ‘Drawing out Deleuze’ and published a book (Narrating the catastrophe an artist’s dialogue with Deleuze and Ricoeur) as an interdisciplinary approach between art, humanities and philosophy. A book I got a copy and need to digest in…

More reflection on Deleuze and multiplicity of Ideas

My tutor suggested to read the essay by John Protevi, an esssay that the author called a ‘Preparing to learn’. Most of the aspects explored in the essay are not new to me and are a comprehensive summary of Deleuze Difference and Repetition. However, there were two points that seem to me important to capture: The underlying concept of multiplicity…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Parallel project: First moves on the ‘rising ground’ (2)

Working with shellac solution (lac, self-made) , charcoal (powder and stick), black ink. Using decalcomania technique for ‘transfer of ground’. All work on canvas board or matting board. Deleuze speaks of raising the ground (see exercise) and the nomadic nomos, as the decentralized multiplicity of viewpoints, an ungrounded ‘chaos’ in the sense that there is not any longer one dictating…

Olkowski – Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation 

In parallel to my readind of Deleuze Differnce and Repetiton, I started to read Olkowski’s book on Deleuze and the ‘Ruin of Representation’. Ruin of Representation Not having read it yet completely, I was pleasant surprised to see how the author critically interrogates feminist critiques of Deleuze (and his co-writer at times Guattari) and suggests a different viewpoint in understanding…

Parallel project: Drawings related to Deleuze ‘Difference and Repetition’ (1)

Over the last few days, I tried a different approach in my art practice parallel to this rather theoretical course, to experience how I could make visual sense out of my reading and researches. Visual decisions for mark making are not always conscious decisions, mostly not, and surely not to be considered as a 1-to-1 translation of philosophical thought into…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Deleuze: Difference and Repetition

In context of this part of the course and to understand better underlying theories and motivations, I decided to read, at least partly, some key texts by Gilles Deleuze (1925 – 1995). The following notes and reflections are based on Difference and Repetition (2017), focusing on the last chapter ‘Conclusion’. In parallel, I am reading Olkowski Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation,…