with contributions from
Babette Babich / Jens Badura / Arno Boehler / Laura Cull / Paulo de Assis / Oliver Feltham / Barbara Formis / Susanne Valerie Granzer / Jack Hauser / Sabina Holzer / Alice Lagaay / John O’ Maoilearca / Frans Poelstra / Freddie Rokem / Anne Sauvagnargues / Elisabeth von Samsonow / Elisabeth Schäfer / Andreas Urs Sommer / Marcus Steinweg / Stephen Zepke
The notion of immanence has become a key concept for contemporary philosophies, particularly through Deleuze and his readings of Nietzsche and Spinoza. For Deleuze, these thinkers developed the purest plane of immanence that made no compromise at all with transcendence. But the value of the category of immanence has also been variously conceived, and in the context of very different philosophical agendas, by subsequent thinkers from Alain Badiou to François Laruelle. At the same time, artists from Antonin Artaud to Allan Kaprow have contributed to the thought of immanence in their emphasis on art as a worldly, material practice.
This workshop conference intends to clarify the significance of the concept of immanence in contemporary philosophy and the arts by analyzing the intrinsic motivations which have driven these thinkers to affirm the concept of absolute immanence and attack the concept of transcendence.
* Led by Arno Böhler, the PEEK-Projekt „Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy AS Arts-Based-Research“ [AR275-G21] is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) as part of the programme for artistic development and investigation (PEEK). Research location: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Principle Investigator: Arno Böhler (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien // Institut für Philosophie der Universität Wien) Brought about in national and international cooperation with: Jens Badura (HdK Zürich), Laura Cull (University of Surrey), Susanne Valerie Granzer (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien MRS), Walter Heun (Tanzquartier Wien), Alice Lagaay (Universität Bremen): Postdoc: Elisabeth Schäfer (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien).
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