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Deleuze and Contemporary Art$
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Stephen Zepke and Simon O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638376

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.001.0001

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The Heterogenesis of Fleeing

The Heterogenesis of Fleeing

(p.43) Chapter 3 The Heterogenesis of Fleeing
Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Gerald Raunig

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the heterogenesis of fleeing, focusing on the video installations of Spanish artist and activist Marcelo Expósito. It argues that the insertion of contemporary art into processes of social production requires its removal from art in its institutional sense, and explains that this operation allows artists to develop aesthetic strategies of both intervention and organisation within militant political movements. The chapter suggests that Expósito's video works actualise the twofold fleeing and invention (of searching/finding the weapon) movement to be found in different variations in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.

Keywords:   fleeing, Marcelo Expósito, video installations, contemporary art, social production, political movements, aesthetic strategies, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari

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