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Simon D. O'Sullivan

Bio: Simon D. O'Sullivan is an academic researcher from University of London. The author has contributed to research in topics: Contemporary art & Deleuze and Guattari. The author has an hindex of 13, co-authored 58 publications receiving 883 citations. Previous affiliations of Simon D. O'Sullivan include Goldsmiths, University of London.


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16 Dec 2005
TL;DR: In this article, a series of encounters between specific Deleuzian concepts -the virtual, the minor, the fold, etc. -and the work of artists that position their work outside of the gallery or 'outside' of representation are staged.
Abstract: In a series of philosophical discussions and artistic case studies, this volume develops a materialist and immanent approach to modern and contemporary art. The argument is made for a return to aesthetics - an aesthetics of affect - and for the theorization of art as an expanded and complex practice. Staging a series of encounters between specific Deleuzian concepts - the virtual, the minor, the fold, etc. - and the work of artists that position their work outside of the gallery or 'outside' of representation - Simon O'Sullivan takes Deleuze's thought into other milieus, allowing these 'possible worlds' to work back on philosophy.

239 citations

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01 Dec 2001-Angelaki
TL;DR: Angelaki as mentioned in this paper proposed the AESTHETICS OF AFFECT: Thinking art beyond representation, which can be seen as an extension of the idea of thinking art beyond representations.
Abstract: (2001). THE AESTHETICS OF AFFECT: Thinking art beyond representation. Angelaki: Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 125-135.

177 citations

Book
16 Dec 2005
TL;DR: In this article, Gest: Future Criticism, curated by Robert Garnett and Andrew Hunt, University of Kingston, is discussed. And the authors present a talk/interview at the Stanley Pickard Gallery, part of Gest: future critic.
Abstract: talk/interview at Stanley Pickard Gallery, part of Gest: Future Criticism, curated by Robert Garnett and Andrew Hunt, University of Kingston.

79 citations

Book Chapter
01 Jan 2010
TL;DR: The following essay is in three inter-related parts as discussed by the authors : the first section introduces and attempts to think through a certain kind of contemporary art practice utilising what might loosely be called a Deleuzian framework (and via an argument that is in part made against Craig Owens and Nicolas Bourriaud).
Abstract: The following essay is in three inter- related parts. The first section introduces and attempts to think through a certain kind of contemporary art practice utilising what might loosely be called a Deleuzian framework (and via an argument that is in part made against Craig Owens and Nicolas Bourriaud). This section begins with an account of my encounter with a particular object and an art scene that contributed to my own rethinking about what contemporary is and what it does. The second section revisits some of the points made in the first but is more explicit (and abstract) in its mobilisation of Deleuze’s thought in that it takes concepts from across Deleuze and Deleuze and Guattari’s corpus of work and brings them to bear on the field of contemporary art practice in general. The third brief and concluding section homes in on one particular concept and also turns to Guattari’s solo writings in order to think a little more about what I take to be one of contemporary art’s most important characteristics: its future orientation (and it is in this sense, ultimately, that contemporary art names not just a type of art, but art’s very diagrammatic function).

40 citations

Book
01 Jan 2012
TL;DR: In this article, a series of diagrams of the finite-infinite relation is used to explore subjectivity beyond its habitual and typical instantiations, and a development of Guattari's ethico-aesthetic paradigm for thinking the production of subjectivity as speculative but also a pragmatic and creative practice.
Abstract: How might we produce our subjectivity differently? Indeed, what are we capable of becoming? This book addresses these questions with a particular eye to ethics, understood as a practice of living, and aesthetics, understood as creative experimentation and the cultivation of a certain style of life. Central to the enquiry are the writings of Felix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze (separately and in collaboration), as well as their philosophical precursors, Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche and Henri Bergson. Each of these, it is argued, offers powerful resources for thinking subjectivity beyond its habitual and typical instantiations – specifically in relation to opening up a different temporality of and for the subject today. Alongside this Deleuze-Guattarian trajectory the book also brings into encounter the writings on aesthetics and ethics of Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan, and pitches Deleuze against Alain Badiou's own theory of the subject. At stake in this philosophical and psychoanalytical exploration is the drawing of a series of diagrams of the finite–infinite relation, and a development of Guattari's ethico-aesthetic paradigm for thinking the production of subjectivity as speculative, but also a pragmatic and creative practice.

33 citations


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TL;DR: Wesleyan’s philosophy faculty draws on multiple traditions of inquiry, offering a wide variety of perspectives and methods for addressing questions that are of basic importance to the human experience.
Abstract: Doing philosophy means reasoning about questions that are of basic importance to the human experience—questions like, What is a good life? What is reality? How are knowledge and understanding possible? What should we believe? What norms should govern our societies, our relationships, and our activities? Philosophers critically analyze ideas and practices that often are assumed without reflection. Wesleyan’s philosophy faculty draws on multiple traditions of inquiry, offering a wide variety of perspectives and methods for addressing these questions.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the contemporary emergence of affect as critical object and perspective through which to understand the social world and our place within it is examined, focusing on recent contributions of Brain Massumi and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in particular, unpacking their celebration of the difference that affect makes.
Abstract: This article interrogates the contemporary emergence of affect as critical object and perspective through which to understand the social world and our place within it. Emphasising the unexpected, the singular or the quirky over the generally applicable, the turn to affect builds on important work in cultural studies on the pitfalls of writing the body out of theory. More importantly for this article, the contemporary interest in affect evidences a dissatisfaction with poststructuralist approaches to power, framed as hegemonic in their negativity and insistence of social structures rather than interpersonal relationships as formative of the subject. The article focuses on the recent contributions of Brain Massumi and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in particular, unpacking their celebration of the difference that affect makes. The author's critique of the affective turn focuses on both the illusion of choice that it offers the cultural critic, and its rewriting of the recent history of cultural theory to position af...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe how hope takes place, in order to outline an explicit theory of the more-than-rational or less-than rational in the context of recent attunement to issues of the affectual and emotional in social and cultural geography.
Abstract: In this paper I describe how hope takes place, in order to outline an explicit theory of the more-than-rational or less-than rational in the context of the recent attunement to issues of the affectual and emotional in social and cultural geography. In the first part of the paper I outline an expansion of the more-than-rational or less-than-rational into three modalities: affect, feeling, and emotion. From this basis I question an assumption in the literature on affect that the emergence and movement of affect enable the multiplication of forms of life because they takes place ‘in excess’. In the second part of the paper I exemplify an alternative, more melancholy account through a description of the emergence of hope and hopefulness in two cases in which recorded music is used by individuals to ‘feel better’. Emergent from disruptions in various forms of diminishment, hopefulness moves bodies into contact with an ‘outside’. Becoming and being hopeful raise a set of issues for a theory of affect because of...

585 citations