The Dark Precursor

Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, 9 – 11 November 2015

Submissions are now open to DARE 2015, the first international conference explicitly addressing possibilities, uses and appropriations of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s philosophies in the field of Artistic Research.

The conference is hosted by the Orpheus Institute, the European leading center for artistic research in music, and the MusicExperiment21 research program, funded by the European Research Council.

Confirmed presentations are by Éric Alliez, Ian Buchanan, Marcel Cobussen, Erin Manning, Taina Riikonen, Anne Sauvagnargues, Peter Stamer and Mick Wilson.

Submissions are welcome from all scholars of Deleuze and/or Guattari with a specific interest in artistic research, as well as from all artist and artist researchers specifically interested in Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy. This year’s theme is Deleuze’s concept of dark precursor and suggested areas of presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Film, music, painting, writing, etc. (Practices of creating and researching)
  • Abstract machine, assemblage, diagram, dark precursor, etc. (Ontology)
  • Dramatization, experimentation, rhizomatics, schizoanalysis, etc. (Epistemology and Methodology)
  • Imaginary, figure, rhythm, sensation, etc. (Aesthetics)
  • Code, form, sign, utterance, etc. (Logic)
  • Becoming-x, habit, life, nomadism, etc. (Ethics and Politics)

Artists, artist researchers, and scholars are encouraged to experiment with all modes presentation (performative, participatory, collaborative, interactive, etc.) and within or across all art forms (performing, visual, aural, tactile, new media, design, literary, etc.). Please submit your outline of presentation in English or French using the DARE 2015 abstract submission system:

The closing date for submission is Monday, 1 June 2015.

Conference website:

Conference coordinator: Paolo Giudici