talkDaniel Colucciello Barber
Inclinations #9: Can Unpossessed Knowledge Fabulate Without Speculation?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7:30pm, 2014
Or Gallery Berlin is pleased to present Daniel Colucciello Barber in Can Unpossessed Knowledge Fabulate Without Speculation, for the ninth in our speaker series ‘Inclinations’ hosted by Patricia Reed.
One encounters with increasing frequency the claim that thinking must be of and from reality, or that thinking must do without the correlation between subject and reality. Barber’s talk agrees with this claim but challenges another, associated claim: that thinking without correlation requires conversion to thinking that is speculative.
This challenge is presented through discussion of “unpossessed knowledge,” which draws on various sources (Laruelle, Deleuze, Afropessimism, Gnosticism). Unpossessed knowledge refuses correlation not only between subject and reality, but also between past and future, and ultimately between speculation and aesthetics. For unpossessed knowledge, thinking is only ever fabulation: thought that does without both correlation and speculation.
Daniel Colucciello Barber
The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).
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