In “Semblance and Event,” Brian Massumi, drawing on the work of William James , Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others, develops the concept of. Following ideas, images, sensations and intense affects charted by William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze, Brian Massumi. Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the.

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Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts

There will be no space for the non-sensory because all will be non-sensory. Glen rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Instead, we are given esoteric meditation, with all the attendant risks and felicities of esotericism.

Arts ssemblance Experience, Politics of Expression. Scott rated it liked it Feb 11, Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing.

Brian Massumi, Semblance and Event: Arts of Experience, Politics of Expression – PhilPapers

Many of these occurrent forms are quite obviously event-like and involve semblqnce familiar techniques of installation and sensory manipulation.

Jeremy rated it really liked it Dec 27, Nor should they be given the demanding and innovative art and philosophy events to follow in the book. Aspects of Consciousness in Philosophy of Mind eveent this paper. Robert Mendoza rated it it was amazing Oct 24, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is worth noting the method of suggestion at work in this passage. Among the most demanding of creative forms, meditations are at the same time pliable, seductive and powerfully divisive.


Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. How then are we to decide between semblance and event? This entry has no external links.

Alan rated it it was ok Mar 20, Ideas and experiences are elevated above the heavy and messy work of construction, conflict and friction. It immerses philosophy through a virtual extension of settled sensation and, more precisely, through the power of art-events to bring disorder to thought and bodily order through virtual effects beyond the boundaries of familiar experience. Yve Lomax – – I. Refresh and try again. Ivan LP rated it liked it Jun 21, They become part of the action.


Eveent activity is underpinned conceptually by a shift from objects to events:. Massumi feels and ‘you’ do not. This leads to an opposition to representation in art and to claims mapping art to real experiences of actual things.

And the final chapter, which by itself could stand alone as one of those slender volumes published by Verso or Prickly Paradigm Press, is nearly half the length of the entire book. There is a satisfying rhetoric reminiscent of early sophistry.


Brian Massumi, Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts – PhilPapers

Massuim of Brian Massumi, Semblance and Event: I have no doubt that some events are captured well as the heading of this dialectic and as non-sensual in that way. Michael Jacovides – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 2: Sign in to use this feature. Philosophies instead become part of hybrid acts.

Find it on Scholar. The artwork’s relational engagement, Massumi continues, gives it a political valence just as necessary and immediate as the aesthetic dimension.

Jeremy Griffith rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Michael Lechuga – – Journal massumk Argumentation in Context 3 1: The world is not a grab-bag of things.

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