Sensation

Deleuze describes sensation as an autonomous, bodily response to visual art:”Colour is in the body, sensation is in the body, and not in the air. Sensation is what is painted” (2003 [1981]:35). This is close to social theorist Brian Massumi’s ‘autonomy of affect’ – which he describes as autonomous reactions to stimulus (Massumi, 1995:83-109). I … More Sensation

Ambiguity

In her essay The Ethics of Ambiguity Simone de Beauvoir proposes that we deconstruct accepted ‘universal’ ways of seeing the world – the individual ‘I’ gazing at the ‘other’ – in favour of a multi-view of interchangeable possibilities, none of which are fixed. “Instead of defining a single centre of a unified world, we could imagine other … More Ambiguity