Enter the Event: How is Immanent Participation?

Ana Ramos


This paper starts with the premise that the body is the primal media: a “body-worlding”. This event folds the world into its becoming-self, and unfolds a qualitative vibration. This is the dance of affect: being affected and affecting in return. Our daily lives are made of affective states. The concepts affective immersion and incorporeal materiality are here articulated in order to think affect embodiment, and embodiment itself, as body-worlding. It creates the conditions to rethink media, interactivity, and participatory art. Affective immersion occurs every time we are totally immersed in a situation’s unfolding dynamic relation: we become the unfolding relationality. The paper argues for a materiality real but abstract that has been called “incorporeal”. This is the affective territory where affective immersion happens. Deleuze and Guattari would call this territory a “plane of immanence”.


Article received: April 23, 2020; Article accepted: June 6, 2020; Published online: October 15, 2020; Original scholarly paper

How to cite this article: Ramos, Ana. "Enter the Event: How is Immanent Parcitipation?" AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 23 (2020): 67-75. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i23.397


immanent participation; interactivity; incorporeal materiality; affective immersion; relation; affect; event.

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