Gilles Deleuze’s The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque

Provoked by the presentation of Willy Le Maitre’s Eida at VIVO Media Arts as part of Interactive Futures 09, November’s meeting will feature an excerpt from Gilles Deleuze’s The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque.

Edia is a real-time narrated media presentation by Le Maitre displayed in stereographic format. Edia explores the topologies of information space. While an individual is situated in a body, its counterpart, the dividual, is situated in its body’s relations, communication, emotings. Eida details the notion of a distributed self and its relative psychogeography, encompassing the non-Euclidean space of networked culture in general. Edia is an entity that distributes the self in a constellation of points around the globe. The points are personified by ‘friends’ in dialouge. The entity’s interconnected points can fluidly scale to encompass vast dimensions in time and space. In The Fold, Deleuze argues that Leibniz’s writings constitute the grounding elements of a Baroque philosophy and of theories for analyzing contemporary arts and science.

THOUGHT ON FILM
reading Gilles Deleuze’s The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque
Cineworks Studio [1131 Howe, back lane entrance], Vancouver BC
24 November 2009, 18:00
Free

Facilitated by cheyanne turions