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Like a Prosthesis: Critical Performance à Digital Deleuze

Timothy Murray

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/9780748635030.003.0011
Like a Prosthesis: Critical Performance à Digital Deleuze

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This chapter focuses on Gilles Deleuze's theatres of movement and repetition. It proposes a ‘Digital Deleuze’ who provides a creative approach to mediality from which to consider the revolutionary variation of corporeality through digitality in the new-media performances of several digital artists including Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser, and Jonah Bokaer. It suggest that the underappreciated key to Deleuze's theatre of movement is how its shift away from the sameness of identity opens the path to the revolutionary imperatives of sociability and community that take place within the framework of interrogation.

Keywords: theatres of movement; Gilles Deleuze; Digital Deleuze; new-media performances; Shelley Eshkar; Paul Kaiser; Jonah Bokaer

Chapter.  7680 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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