-- Wednesday, February 22 / an Interval with Andrew Culp / Dark Deleuze in the Dark / 5:00-7pm / DARC’s Dark Lab Room 108 --
Andrew Culp’s Dark Deleuze (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) offers a radical reinterpretation of the theorist Gilles Deleuze that challenges today's world of compulsory happiness, decentralized control, and overexposure. Arranged in a series of contraries, Culp’s cataclysmic politics exhorts us to kill our idols and cultivate “hatred for this world.”
“Dark Deleuze in the Dark" is a conceptual conversation conducted in the dark with Professor Culp that addresses themes from his work on interruption, un-becoming, and escape. In our age of ubiquitous connectivity, joy, and self-disclosure, how might darkness help us to cast a line to the outside? As Culp argued in a recent interview, "A revolution that emerges from the darkness holds the apocalyptic potential of ending the world as we know it."
Andrew Culp is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas, Dallas.