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sub specie durationis

Matthew Goulish and Laura Cull

in Deleuze and Performance

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780748635030
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0007
sub specie durationis

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This chapter explores Gilles Deleuze's Bergsonism and the notion of multiplicity with respect to latitude and longitude, and the relation between the spatial and the temporal in performance. It highlights the complexity of the ordinary and the thickness of the present against narratives of disappearance, or correlative (over-)emphases on virtuality. It suggests that the collaborative performance group Goat Island's ‘creative response’ might also be an apt description of Deleuze's Bergsonism, though it was not a representation of Henri Bergson, so much as a creative interpretation that aims to generate novelty.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; Bergsonism; multiplicity; performance; narratives of disappearance; Goat Island; Henri Bergson

Chapter.  8968 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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