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International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research

DARE 2015 | Orpheus Institute | Ghent | Belgium | 9-11 November 2015

O P E N - A C C E S S   R I C H - M E D I A  P R O C E E D I N G S

Edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici

Anne Sauvagnargues


Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, FR



Deleuze and Guattari as VJay: Digital Art Machines


Day 2, 10 November, De Bijloke Kraakhuis, 14:00–15:00


I would like to focus on relations between art and technology. Our digital machinic phylum transforms entirely the relationship between “art,” “images,” and social assemblages. Though Deleuze rarely addressed the digital transformation of our contemporary art machine, Guattari often did. My concern is to articulate “images” as Deleuze understood them in the Cinema books using the ritornello, proposed by Guattari in The Machinic Unconscious and in Thousand Plateaus, in order to explain what I call the “ecology of images.” I will focus on two contemporary pieces: the video Diaries (2006) by Tania Mouraud (www.taniamouraud.com) and “I hate love stories” (1989), a computer painting by Georgik (www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/resource/cknXny/r5eaL78)


Anne Sauvagnargues is Full Professor at Paris West University Nanterre, she has written several books and articles on art and Deleuze and Guattari including Deleuze and Art (Paris, 2005; Bloomsbury 2013), Deleuze: Transcendantal Empirism (Paris, 2010), and Artmachines: Deleuze, Guattari, Simondon (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).