Aragorn Eloff

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Hyperchaos for strings  (2018)

Echoing Deleuze’s views on learning, I operate with what I term a pedagogy of non-mastery (Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, p. 164) My practice draws together various heterogeneous series – mathematical chaos, plant biology, human movement and data streams, for instance – in order to produce a complex ecosystem of patch cables and electronic circuitry. Applying Deleuze’s idea of the dark precursor as that which brings these series together and causes them to resonate, (Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, p. 119), I can then perturb these ecosystems by pushing them into and out of equilibrium, shifting them from stable basins of attraction to sites of instability, turbulence or even bifurcation. This allows for the system to express through sound its pluripotence and its myriad creative dynamisms and possibilities. Or, as Deleuze and Guattari describe it, to make audible “the nonsonorous forces of the cosmos that have always agitated music.” (Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, p. 96) [excerpt taken from:]

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