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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Semblance and Event: Arts of Experience, Politics of Expression

The scrim suddenly jumps into sight. Life unlimited — Third movement. This explains the deep objection to detachment and abstraction as fundamental philosophical tools. Thomas rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Sign in Create an account.

He is reflecting on process philosophy of art, where art and philosophy become a joint activity through shared occurrence, or joint event-hood. Ivan LP rated it liked it Jun 21, This entry has no external links. It is not that logical argument, abstract aesthetics, pure science and raw art-practice are absent from the book.


Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts by Brian Massumi

We interact through processes of genesis. Evemt came as something of a surprise when I realized that Semblance and Event: Glen Fuller – – Angelaki 20 1: Massumi’s writing combines the delight of an attractive scene made magical and the unease of the familiar rendered unreliable.

Stephen Crocker – – Continental Philosophy Review 34 1: Books by Brian Massumi. Find it on Scholar. Instead of abstraction Massumi seeks immersion. A Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 1: And where becoming has been, there is already more to come.

Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts

Partly because of the way it stretches the meditative form, Massumi’s thought demands interpretation. Felicity Colman – – Berg. If you are seeking a carefully argued, seamlessly logical, analytically constructed aesthetics or philosophy of art here, then forget it, this is not the book for you. How a Map Works in the Land Arts.

The copula is mistreated badly; torn from its bearings in space and time. Preview — Semblance and Event by Brian Massumi.

To dance a storm — Second movement.

On Deleuze’s Reversal of Time and Movement. The Power at the End of the Economy. A missing glove or pair of glasses amidst formal order could be the most moving and terrible event. At first, Massumi traces Irwin’s careful and tentative passages away from vision given form by a well-ordered outside world. It turns out that the reason given by Massumi is not simple at all, because it depends on a sleight of hand around uses of tense. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


Brief on War Time. It’s less that you looked at it, than it jumped out at you.

Want to Read saving…. Request removal from index. What has been is still. Massumi uses the category of the semblance to investigate practices of art that are relational and event-oriented — variously known as semlbance art, ephemeral art, performance art, art intervention — which he refers to collectively as the “occurrent arts.

Should we be impatient or damning in response to these contradictions and this evasiveness?