Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Choas, Territory, Art. Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth" by Elizabeth Grosz 2006

Elizabeth Grosz discusses the ontology of the arts through a discussion based on the overlapping of philosophy and art. She avoids assessing art, but rather talks about how varying art forms, predominantly architecture, painting, and music, create sensation by structuring chaos. She claims that art originated from the evolution of “morphological bifurcation” and describes art in nature with an example of insects being attracted to the fragrance of plants. She states, “Art is the sexualization of survival,” and contends that art does not just give us a sensation of something, but rather it makes our bodies experience sensations of nerves and organs. She concludes that art is not a frivolous act because, “it is culture’s most direct mode of enhancement of the human body.”
Can animals make art?
How does Grosz differentiate art and philosophy?
How does this affect me?

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