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Into the Fold: Deleuze, Desire, and Art
none (2015)
  • Madeline Wells, Washington University in St Louis
The purpose of this essay is to understand how I, as a visual artist, understand and utilize the fold. I will trace the many ways in which a fold functions, oscillating between my own practice and those of other contemporary artists, including Orlan and Shana Moulton. From twentieth century baroque to spiritual cleansing, from theatrical staging to suggestive metonymy, the fold invites the desire to transform—for something more than what the everyday offers. Through photography, video, or sculpture, we have the ability to express an expanded, more accurate understanding of the real and the virtual, the human and the nonhuman. For theoretical support I look to the theories of Gilles Deleuze, Leibniz, and Graham Harman.
  • contemporary art,
  • deleuze,
  • shana moulton,
  • orlan,
  • mark leckey,
  • object-oriented ontology,
  • graham harman,
  • leibniz,
  • fold,
  • post-net
Publication Date
Spring May 1, 2015
Citation Information
Madeline Wells. "Into the Fold: Deleuze, Desire, and Art" none (2015)
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