Lyotard and the figural in Performance Art and Writing

Lyotard and the  figural  in Performance  Art and Writing

Wilson succinctly summarizes the situation as G follows: . . . despite his extensive engagement with the arts, a Lyotard ... The intention of the title: Lyotard and the figural in Performance, Art and Writing, is to draw attention to ...

Author: Kiff Bamford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441167071

Category: Art

Page: 226

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An innovative study of the thought and writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard in relation to contemporary art and in particular performance art.
Categories: Art

Lyotard and the figural in Performance Art and Writing

Lyotard and the  figural  in Performance  Art and Writing

That is the question that persistently dogs Lyotard's own writings on art, and to which this book responds through reference to artists from the recently-formed canon of performance art history, including the myths of seminal figures Marina ...

Author: Kiff Bamford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1472522443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This original study offers a timely reconsideration of the work of French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard in relation to art, performance and writing. How can we write about art, whilst acknowledging the transformation that inevitably accompanies translations of both media and temporality? That is the question that persistently dogs Lyotard's own writings on art, and to which this book responds through reference to artists from the recently-formed canon of performance art history, including the myths of seminal figures Marina Abramovic and Vito Acconci, and the controlled documentation of Gina Pane's actions. Through the unstable, untranslatable element that Lyotard calls the figural, his thought is brought to bear on attempts to write a history of performance art and to question the paradoxically prescriptive demand for rules to govern 're-performance'. Kiff Bamford contextualises Lyotard's writings and approach with reference to both his contemporaries, including Deleuze and Kristeva, and the contemporary art about which they wrote, whilst arguing for the pertinence of Lyotard's provocations today.
Categories: Philosophy

Rereading Jean Fran ois Lyotard

Rereading Jean Fran  ois Lyotard

Kiff Bamford Lyotard wrote on a diverse range of art and artists, yet the idiosyncrasies of publishing and academic ... It is in following this manner that I approach the issue of writing about performance art, as I attempt to recall a ...

Author: Heidi Bickis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317065715

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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What does Lyotard's thought offer contemporary theory? By focusing on key concepts and themes from his later texts, such as affect, aesthetics, Andre Malraux, St Paul, nihilism, infancy, space and writing, Rereading Jean-François Lyotard: Essays on His Later Works explores the impact and relevance of Lyotard's largely undiscussed late philosophical works for contemporary theoretical debates. In his works produced from 1990 until his death in 1998, Lyotard addresses a number of themes that both revisit and move beyond those from his earlier work. These include: art and aesthetics; affect; ethics and politics; modernity and the subject. Despite designating these texts as part of a 'late period', the chapters do not exclude a wider engagement with Lyotard's thought and often seek to engage in connections, resonances and developments across his many texts. Each chapter within this book places Lyotard as a figure with much to offer current theoretical debates, reasserts Lyotard as an important thinker for developments in social thought, and draws out the many links between his philosophical work and broader social questions. This is the first work in English to focus on Lyotard's later writings and will therefore be a key text to all scholars of his ideas.
Categories: Social Science

Historical Traces and Future Pathways of Poststructuralism

Historical Traces and Future Pathways of Poststructuralism

Cited by Bamford, Lyotard and 'the figural'in Performance, Art, and Writing,p. 8. 29 Jean-François Lyotard, Jean-François Lyotard: Collected Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists, edited by Herman Parret, 6 vols.

Author: Gavin Rae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000222616

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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This volume brings together an international array of scholars to reconsider the meaning and place of poststructuralism historically and demonstrate some of the ways in which it continues to be relevant, especially for debates in aesthetics, ethics, and politics. The book’s chapters focus on the works of Butler, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, Irigaray, Kristeva, Lacan, and Lyotard—in combination with those of Agamben, Luhman, Nancy, and Nietzsche—and examine issues including biopolitics, culture, embodiment, epistemology, history, music, temporality, political resistance, psychoanalysis, revolt, and the visual arts. The contributors use poststructuralism as a hermeneutical strategy that rejects the traditional affirmation of unity, totality, transparency, and representation to instead focus on the foundational importance of open-ended becoming, difference, the unknowable, and expression. This approach allows for a more expansive definition of poststructuralism and helps demonstrate how it has contributed to debates across philosophy and other disciplines. Historical Traces and Future Pathways of Poststructuralism will be of particular interest to researchers in philosophy, politics, political theory, critical theory, aesthetics, feminist theory, cultural studies, intellectual history, psychoanalysis, and sociology.
Categories: Philosophy

Traversals of Affect

Traversals of Affect

See JeanFrançois Lyotard, Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists, 6 vols., ed. Herman Parret (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2009–13); Kiff Bamford, Lyotard and the “figural” in Performance, Art and Writing (London and New York: ...

Author: Julie Gaillard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This volume traces the topic of affect across Lyotard's corpus and accounts for Lyotard's crucial and original contribution to the thinking of affect. Highlighting the importance of affect in Lyotard's philosophy, this work offers a unique contribution to both affect theory and the reception of Lyotard. Affect indeed traverses Lyotard's philosophical corpus in various ways and under various names: “figure” or “the figural” in Discourse, Figure, “unbound intensities” in his “libidinal” writings, “the feeling of the différend” in The Differend, “affect” and “infantia” in his later writings. Across the span of his work, Lyotard insisted on the intractability of affect, on what he would later call the “differend” between affect and articulation. The singular awakening of sensibility, affect both traverses and escapes articulation, discourse, and representation. Lyotard devoted much of his attention to the analysis of this traversal of affect in and through articulation, its transpositions, translations, and transfers. This volume explores Lyotard's account of affect as it traverses the different fields encompassed by his writings (philosophy, the visual arts, the performing arts, literature, music, politics, psychoanalysis as well as technology and post-human studies).
Categories: Philosophy

Lyotard Reframed

Lyotard Reframed

Bamford, Kif (2012) Lyotard and the Figural in Performance, Art and Writing, London: Continuum. Bennington, Geoffrey (1988) Lyotard: Writing the Event, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Bertens, Hans (1995) The Idea of the ...

Author: Graham Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Lyotard's claims concerning the postmodern have often been misunderstood or misrepresented. Lyotard Reframed provides an analysis of Lyotard's most influential writings on the postmodern alongside a detailed commentary on his broader philosophy, demonstrating and clarifying his work's ongoing relevance to creative endeavour and debates concerning the value and significance of the visual arts. It also situates Lyotard's discussion of the postmodern within the context of his other key concepts: the figural, the libidinal and the sublime. Accessible in style and approach, Lyotard Reframed employs numerous examples drawn from the arts to critically examine and evaluate the nature, history and significance of these important concepts and explore their respective links with phenomenology, Marxism, structuralism, psychoanalysis and deconstruction.
Categories: Philosophy

Lyotard and Critical Practice

Lyotard and Critical Practice

Kiff Bamford is an artist and academic, currently Reader in Contemporary Art in the Leeds School of Arts at Leeds ... Jean-François Lyotard include the monographs Lyotard and the “figural” in Performance, Art and Writing (2012) and the ...

Author: Kiff Bamford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350192034

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Jean-François Lyotard (1924-1998) was one of the previous century's most provocative thinkers. Can his work help us address the crisis currently facing the humanities? The dominant economic discourse sees the humanities as “low-value,” an irritation at best. Lyotard helps us to think against this pervasive dismissal of creative activity, not by defending the honor of the humanities, but by inviting critical practices which aggravate this irritation. Critical practices trouble what counts as critique, embrace incertitude, and listen for silenced voices. Twelve essays by artists and researchers take up Lyotard's invitation and begin to develop the idea of critical practice in the contemporary context. Three sections titled “What resists thinking;” “Long views and distances” and “Why art practice?” address contemporary concerns like affectivity, aesthetics, economic imperatives, militarism, pedagogy, posthumanism, and the closure of what in Lyotard's time was called "the West." Four short pieces by Lyotard intervene in and buttress the discussion: “Apathy in Theory” and “Interview with Art Présent,” here published in English for the first time, and “Affect-phrase” and “The Other's Rights” republished here to highlight his prescient concern for that which cannot be articulated.
Categories: Education

Acinemas

Acinemas

He is author of Lyotard and the figural in Performance, Art and Writing (Bloomsbury, 2012), and Jean-François Lyotard: A Critical Life (Reaktion, 2017). Keith Crome is Principal Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University ...

Author: Graham Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474418959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The most extensive examination yet of control across disciplines and cultural modes of expression âe"" showing that control is the cultural logic of the 21st century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Jean Fran ois Lyotard

Jean Fran  ois Lyotard

Gilles Deleuze, 'Lettre à Jean-François Lyotard', Europe: Revue 23 littéraire mensuelle (May 2008), p. 264. ... see Chapter Four 'The Sublime', in Kiff Bamford, Lyotard and the 'figural' in Performance, Art and Writing (London, 2012).

Author: Kiff Bamford

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780238692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Best known in the English-speaking world for his book The Postmodern Condition, Jean-François Lyotard was one of the most important and complex French thinkers of the twentieth century. In this new critical biography, Kiff Bamford traces the multi-faceted, sometimes surprising, journey of Lyotard’s life and work. Bamford’s book is the first to consider Lyotard’s work and ideas in the wider context of his life and times. He unravels the thrust of Lyotard’s main philosophical arguments, his struggle with thinking, and his confrontation with the task of writing and thinking differently about philosophy. Bamford takes care to situate each of these in their particular context: the Algerian war; the experimental university at Vincennes; and within Lyotard’s sustained engagement with the visual arts. The philosopher’s own suspicion of easy narratives and rejection of self-determination help to frame the book. It is only by following these prescribed cautions that Bamford is able to present a compelling portrait of a challenging subject.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

6 Kiff Bamford, Lyotard and the Figural in Performance, Art and Writing (London and New York: Continuum International, 2012), 98. 7 One might think Lyotard's theory of the infans would have led him to reconsider that other being who ...

Author: Charissa N. Terranova

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317419518

Category: Architecture

Page: 546

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The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates bioart and bioarchitecture within an expanded field of biology in art, architecture, and design. It proposes an emergent field of biocreativity and outlines its historical and theoretical foundations from the perspective of artists, architects, designers, scientists, historians, and theoreticians. Includes over 150 black and white images.
Categories: Architecture