Towards a Machine-Oriented Aesthetics: On the Power of Art

Levi R. Bryant


The paper deals with the problem of a position of art as traditionally seen from the field of philosophy; more precisely, it points to the core of this philosophical attitude which marginalizes art, treating it as prosthesis, almost erasing it. Investigating the terms such as Beauty and expressivism, this paper addresses the problem of materiality of art, leading it to the questions of meaning, doing and producing. Using Deleuze and Guattari’s theories, author turns to a machine-oriented aesthetics, which affects everything inside and outside of its field in its pluripotency. In the other words, what is explained and proposed is a kind of machinic-oriented aesthetics, as something which is able to capture something of the difference that the artwork makes.


philosophy, art, artwork, machine, affect, aesthetics

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