Semblance and Event Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts

ISBN-10: 0262525364

ISBN-13: 9780262525367

Edition: 2013

Authors: Brian Massumi

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Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. Buthow do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the is-about-to-be as much aswhat is actually present? In Semblance and Event, Brian Massumi, drawing on thework of William James, Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others, develops the concept of"semblance" as a way to approach this question. It is, he argues, aquestion of abstraction, not as the opposite of the concrete but as a dimension of it: "livedabstraction." A semblance is a lived abstraction. Massumi uses the category of the semblance toinvestigate practices of art that are relational and event-oriented -- variously known asinteractive art, ephemeral art, performance art, art intervention -- which he refers to collectivelyas the "occurrent arts." Each art practice invents its own kinds of relational events oflived abstraction, to produce a signature species of semblance. The artwork's relational engagement,Massumi continues, gives it a political valence just as necessary and immediate as the aestheticdimension.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Brian Massumi is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the University ofMontr�al. He is the author of Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect,Sensation and A User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations fromDeleuze and Guattari (MIT Press).

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