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.