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Matta-Clark’s aesthetic reflection of reality: re-territorialization as a locus for cultural intention
Atelier AG Andjelkovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
This presentation argues that there is an historical transition in Gordon Matta-Clark’s work, in which his desire to recuperate conflicting realities of the urban everyday overtakes the growing spirit of change of the 1960s in exposing architecture to new cultural intentions. To be able to contemplate on Matta-Clark’s work, I deal with his aesthetic reflection on social bodies and conditions, asking how they re-territorialize the material reality of cultural artifacts into the performativity of their social part. We can say that Matta-Clark's artistic intervention has an impact on architecture to re-territorialize its function of utilitarianism and operate as an object of contemplation. This transition may be seen as an opportunity for problematizing the rejection of logic, reason, and aestheticism of capitalist society, rather than addressing the physical condition of the building. Following Deleuze and Guattari’s claim that art is an operation of re-territorialization, I will analyze Matta-Clark’s work as it moves from object (building) to function (understanding this Deleuzian reality). The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate how Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy of re-territorialization contextualizes Matta-Clark’s art interventions, in the context of discursive implications of the destructed building as a locus for cultural intention.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Thinking in Ornaments. Deleuze's Aesthetics of Territorial Repetition
Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
Thinking in Ornaments.
Deleuze's Aesthetics of Territorial Repetition
Inspired by Deleuze's conception of philosophical creativity, the paper introduces the concept of the ornament, which helps to grasp the successive machinal repetition of elements composed into a collectively recognizable pattern. The pattern of the ornament, which should be collectively shared, learned and practiced, can be found in various domains, such as choreography in popular dance, collective sport and military march, refrain in song and poetry, accent in pronunciation, formal regularity in folklore embroidery, lace, and mandala. As such, the ornament is more than just a decoration. According to the author's hypothesis, the ornament works not only aesthetically, but also politically: by its regular repetition, it gives a vital rhythm to a living space and establishes its "ritornel" as the authority of a locally respected ritual, a territorial rule. Against functionalism (especially Adolf Loos, who considered ornament to be a "crime"), the paper proposes to display the aesthetic advantages of a rhythmically repeated fold, such as the marking of a territory, the rule of a series, the style, the consistency, the continuity. Each compulsively repeated pattern of the ornament establishes its locally functional "ritornel", which evolves by returning a given form in a given rhythm in order to formally designate the inside and the borders of a particular image of thought, the pattern of a recognizable territory.
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Do You Know Where to Go? Do You Have a Map?
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
The works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari have become a part of the curriculum at most European art schools. Artists have been attracted to and challenged by the variety of examples used in their work from the world of art, in addition to the construction of a space, making it possible to create connections between different kinds of human expression. This presentation explores such territories alongside the contributions of Deleuze and Guattari enabling us to grasp a new mode of artistic communication representing a unique mode of sharing an experience.
Despite the scepticism of Deleuze and Guattari toward communication with regard to artistic creativity, the author proposes a new conception of artistic communication based on Deleuze and Guattari’s terms such as map and territory. These conceptions can construct the model of artistic reception which deals with the dominant schema, consisting of author – work – curator – recipient, as with other kinds of artistic expressivity. Here, communication is not limited to the simple articulation of an idea, it also serves as a possible indication of a quality change of the territory. This approach grasps the conceptions of referencing map and territory to a real cartography of perception which, in this case, requires the integration of performative aspects. The author will present a concept of performative reception as an active function creating a transmitted membrane which relates different features of the artistic landscape.