Rather than understand art as cultural accomplishment, Elizabeth Grosz argues that it is born from the intensities of chaos and disruptive forms of sexual selec. CHAOS,. TERRITORY, ART. Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth. Elizabeth Grosz develop a nonaesthetic philosophy for art, a philosophy appropriate. Elizabeth Grosz, Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth, Irvington, NY: Columbia University Press,

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Saraalnassir rated it really liked it Nov 19, Tough to rate this, because I plowed through the bits I wasn’t particularly interested in Grosz’s thoughts on Darwin’s theory of music’s origin as a masculine sexual lure to get to the bit I was interested in: This “primitive” “animal prehistory” will find its artistic exemplar in Aboriginal paintings from the Western Desert.

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Grosz’s attempts to biologize “art” and her affirmation of Western desert painting as an example of this are clearly not “wrong,” but they do ignore and perhaps by implication reject an important element of Deleuze and Guattari’s own work. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Grosz states that “the common ground for all the arts is the rhythmic, irreducibly durational universe of invisible, teritory forces whose order isn’t experientially discernable and is thus experienced or lived, at best, as chaotic” p.


Andrew Conio – – Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 3 1: Rori rated it it was amazing Aug 10, As a result, and as she later elaborates, art is a “line of flight towards the world of autonomous qualities regulated by sexual selection” Renee rated it really liked it May 26, The Wellek Library Lectures Hardcover: On the Fragility of the Event in Deleuze.

Aboriginal paintings, then, are “temporal maps of those ancestral spatial terrains that are distinguishable and significant not for their geographical features but for the life a geography sustains, the practices that it engenders and the movements it requires” p.

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Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth by Elizabeth Grosz

According to Grosz, art is the way in which life experiments with materiality, or nature, in order to bring about change. Western Desert painting, Grosz gleefully informs us, “defies” Deleuze’s categorization of modern painting in his book on Francis Bacon 90 while at eilzabeth same time being entirely “contemporary” rather than “a timeless traditional indigenous art form” She approaches art as a form of erotic expression connecting sensory richness with primal desire, and in doing so, finds that the meaning of art comes from the intensities and sensations it inspires, not just its intention and aesthetic.

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Grosz’s use of Darwin in the name of Irigaray is the most original part of her book. Also, if you like Gilles Deleuze Redd – – Synthese 2: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Arun Saldanha Environment and Planning. Grosz was awarded a Ph. But I am skeptical of those folks too.

Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth

Refresh and try again. Grosz’s attempt to define art is heroic.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. See all 3 reviews. Framing Effects in International Relations. This combination is developed in the second chapter, where Grosz reads Darwin to show how art “hijacks” the evolutionary demands of survival “through the excessive or nonadaptive detours of sexual selection, sexual taste, and erotic pleasure” Deeana Michela rated it really liked it Apr 10, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Place, Deleuze, Guattari, and African Philosophy. By regarding our most cultured human accomplishments as the result of the excessive, nonfunctional forces of sexual attraction and seduction, Grosz encourages us to see art as a kind of bodily enhancement or mode of sensation enabling living bodies to experience and transform the universe.