The Funambulist
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Erez Crossing: one of the only land access to Gaza While I am writing these words, the Israeli army is starting its land invasion of the Gaza strip, thus providing the...

Comme des Garcons - Erin Manning - Funambulist01

Comme des Garçons AW 2010/2011 Today’s Funambulist Paper complements well yesterday’s launch of the eighth volume of the Funambulist Pamphlets dedicated to the work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins since my guest, Erin...

One Flat Thing Reproduced by Choreographer William Forsythe (2008)  /// Photograph by Michel Cavalca A few months ago, I presented the work of dancer/philosopher Erin Manning and her book, Relationscape (MIT...

03- Deleuze (full cover)

The third volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles of the blog about Deleuze, is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for...

Chronophotography of dancer Ami Shulman walking, (Montreal 2009) by Joseph Butch Rovan I have not mentioned the work of Henri Bergson very often in the past. I actually can remember of...

Today’s article, like the previous one, starts from a Deleuzian concept, but may drift apart from it. Someone who is hypochondriac is someone who keeps asking Why do I have? “Why...

Man at the Crossroads by Diego Rivera (1934) The French word délire, turned into a concept by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in Anti-Oedipus (1972) has something that its English equivalent, delirium,...

The ‘Spinoza Week” continues with its Deleuzian terminology to address the philosophy of Spinoza. The “scream” evoked in the title refers indeed to the concept of philosophical scream that Deleuze invents...

Today is the fourth episode of the ‘Spinoza week’ (which will last a bit longer than a week as you probably already understood) and the third article dedicated to the exploration...

First of all, I would like to share with my readers the story of this article that first took me three hours to write and disappeared when I pressed ‘publish’! According...

The following text is something I wrote few weeks ago, after two years of quasi-beatitude in front of the beautiful work developed by young French fashion designer Yiqing Yin. Many of...

In the 48th issue (Spring 2012) of the excellent journal Multitudes dedicated to the notion of “political counter-fiction”, Belgium sociologist Frédéric Claisse publishes an article entitled Contr(ôl)efiction: de l’Empire à l’Interzone...

‘It must be the case that I have some perception of the movement of each wave on the shore if I am to be able to apperceive that which results from...

Panopticon plan by Jeremy Bentham (1791) In the last ‘episode’, I was evoking the will of Michel Foucault to be considered as a cartographer. In a text written for the journal...

Potere Operaio (Worker Power) in the late 60’s Italy In 1977, Anti-Oedipus -written by Félix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze in 1971- is released in its translated American version with a preface...

The book The Architecture of Failure (Winchester: Zero Books, 2012) written by Douglas Murphy is a reading of architecture history from Crystal Palace (1851) to our contemporary ‘parametricism’ through a very...

Jill Stoner‘s new book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press, 2012.) could constitute an excellent manifesto for The Funambulist as it uses a very important number of common references (Kafka, Borges,...

Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra In their Treatise on Nomadology, Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari introduce their concept of Holey Space (see previous article) by the following injunction: Metallurgical India. Transpierce the...

First of all, I would like to apologize for not having being able to write on daily basis during these last days, I will try to make it work this week....

I recently “ran into” (via Manifest Decay) the very short film Magnetic Void (see below) by James Miller which shows a reconstruction of the British United Shoe Machinery Company building in...

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