Creating Performative Critique
A reflective attempt of a dramaturgical and methodological kind on One Less Manifesto, by Gilles Deleuze. An attempt to locate critical figurations that possibly can be activated in compositional thinking, as well as in artistic research methodology.
To reverse the sequence
We are going to move into the question of how a radical critique can be produced within artistic creations. This will be done mainly through a reading of the text One Less Manifesto by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), that was written in 1978. In this text Deleuze develops an in-depth critique of the esthetics of the Italian theater director/actor Carmelo Bene (1937-2002), and he does so in close relation to some of the core concepts developed in his philosophical work elsewhere. To look more closely at this text is done with the intent to locate critical figurations that could possibly be activated in compositional thinking, as well as in artistic research methodology. The phenomena of appropriation, or more precisely, the appropriation of critical discourses into different creative doings, is a sequence central to artistic research, and can certainly be considered a necessary
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