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Traps Against Capture

Edgar Schmitz

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652662 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0013
Traps Against Capture

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This chapter attempts to construct Deleuzian logic of the trap around the sculptures of Andreas Slominski, exemplifying the desire to explore art's abstract machines without thinking about signification. It suggests that Slominski's work was able to capture an ambient mode of and for contemporary art where encounters with the object occur under unclear terms because any possible critical distance makes way for an involvement for which form is simply permeable. The chapter discusses art's operating logics, using Gilles Deleuze's Logic of Sense to suggest an art of surfaces and of non-discursive surface humour.

Keywords: Deleuzian logic; sculptures; Andreas Slominski; abstract machines; contemporary art; Gilles Deleuze; Logic of Sense; surface humour

Chapter.  6615 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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