Digestion and Regurgitation: Methods of Contestation in Artistic Research

  • Spencer Roberts (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This paper explores strategies of contestation and negation as they occur in Deleuzian philosophy – a philosophy highly influential in the formation of practices of artistic research, which is likewise associated with the affirmation of relations and with becoming imperceptible. It is claimed here, firstly that Deleuze’s mode of criticism is bulimic in character - that his directive that we should strive to become imperceptible can proceed only after he has first ‘virtualised’ his opponents – reducing their difference to self-identity, and secondly, that it is through consideration of Deleuze’s virtualisation of others, that we might develop strategies of argumentation and creative contestation that are still noticeably lacking in the context of artistic research.
Period12 Apr 2018
Event titleInternational Conference on Artistic Research: Artistic Research Will Eat Itself
Event typeConference
Conference number9
LocationPlymouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational