Posse of the Performative & A Thousand Machines

Gini Mül­ler (AUT) /// 
Gerald Rau­nig (AUT) ///

Thu, Novem­ber 13 2008, 18:30 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

In his book “A Thousand Machi­nes” Gerald Rau­nig refi­nes the term of the machi­ne as sug­gested by the French phi­lo­so­phers Félix Guatta­ri and Gil­les Deleu­ze: to under­stand the machi­ne not any lon­ger as a tech­ni­cal con­struc­tion but as a soci­al com­po­si­ti­on and con­ca­te­na­ti­on. As a fabric of tech­ni­cal, phy­si­cal, intel­lec­tu­al and soci­al com­pon­ents this idea of machi­ne infil­tra­tes the oppo­si­ti­on of human and machi­ne, orga­nism and mecha­nism. With par008 the­se machi­nes are sup­po­sed to be con­nec­ted to post­struc­tu­ra­listic, post­dra­ma­tic and femi­nistic dis­cour­ses which are the basis for Gini Mül­lers tour de force through a mani­fold world of poli­ti­cal forms of action. Her book “Pos­sen des Per­ma­ti­ven” refers to mino­ri­ty (thea­t­re) capa­bi­li­ties for the arti­cu­la­ti­on of resis­tan­ce as well as to sub­ver­si­ve per­for­ma­ti­ve stra­te­gies for the “quee­ri­za­ti­on” of the nor­ma­ti­ve gen­der thea­t­re.

As if this would not be enough a table with books from the Info­la­den Treib­sand will be on-site at this evening.