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FLOW

  • Location:
    New York

A Group Show
Curated by Christine Kennedy

Opening Reception
Thursday July 17th

The Broadway Gallery is pleased to announce Flow, a summer exhibition featuring an international roster of artists whose work investigates the relationships between the fictional space of the artwork, the world and experience.

Flow, a notion allied to the writings of Gilles Deleuze, suggests a new conception of the world and experience. The Deleuzean premise that “everything flows”—air, water, breath, bodily fluids, blood, traffic, information, capital, paint, culture, people and ideas—encourages novel reflection on social, cultural and political processes, including ecological and libidinal economies, but also artistic production.

Under a rubric of Deleuzean flow, “being in the zone” means more than an elusive experience of uninterrupted creative intensity and loss of self-consciousness; being in the zone de-stabilizes the fixity of spatial and temporal coordinates. Being in the zone alludes to an experience of overflowing—to an experience that, unobstructed or unhampered by restrictions or disciplinary regimes, overflows.

Flow is the breakdown of boundaries between the self and other, the self and the world, inside and outside. Flow is interruption as well. Flows interrupt flows.

The exhibition seeks to express the desire of flow; these artists capture “flow” with works that succeed in reconfiguring the boundaries between the work, its fictional space, and the world of experience. New constellations emerge, unsettling the distinction inside/ outside. The effect of flow is conveyed as the ebb and flow of information, nomadic systems, appropriated cultural memory bits, hybrid identities, and psychedelic scopic pleasure, movement, fluidity, interrupted and fissured.

The exhibition, FLOW, will be shown from July 15-30 at Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, FL. 7, New York, NY 10013. The opening reception will be held at the same location, on Thursday, July 17 from 6-8pm.

Comments

Vijay Pattisapu 7 years, 7 months agoReply

Deleuzean premise that "everything flows” …

Flow?

Really? Not Taoist? Not Heraclitean? Not Csikszentmihalyian? Not Zen Buddhist? Not (new|teen)age pothead? Not Jeet Kune Do? Not Advaita Vedanta? Not Sankhya? Not quantum mechanics?

Deleuze would be frustrated by how much we have canonized him (esp. in net art), name-dropping after every sneeze.

Foucault: It would be a mistake to read Anti-Oedipus as the new theoretical reference (you know, that much-heralded theory that finally encompasses everything, that finally totalizes and reassures, the one we are told we "need so badly" in our age of dispersion and specialization where "hope" is lacking). One must not look for a "philosophy" amid the extraordinary profusion of new notions and surprise concepts: Anti-Oedipus is not a flashy Hegel.

Moreover, I'd like someone to show me exactly where Deleuze himself says that "everything flows." The only place I have found him say anything like that is in critiquing Leibniz: http://tinyurl.com/63w7yh

In fact, Anti-Oedipus appears to say the opposite, viz., "Everything is a machine." Machines consist of coupures, defined by their breaks, interruptions, and modularities. This is the opposite of flow.

Vijay Pattisapu 7 years, 7 months agoReply

Deleuzean premise that "everything flows” …

Flow?

Really? Not Taoist? Not Heraclitean? Not Csikszentmihalyian? Not Zen Buddhist? Not (new|teen)age pothead? Not Jeet Kune Do? Not Advaita Vedanta? Not Sankhya? Not quantum mechanics? …

Deleuze would be frustrated by how much we have canonized him (esp. in net art), name-dropping after every sneeze.

Foucault: It would be a mistake to read Anti-Oedipus as the new theoretical reference (you know, that much-heralded theory that finally encompasses everything, that finally totalizes and reassures, the one we are told we "need so badly" in our age of dispersion and specialization where "hope" is lacking). One must not look for a "philosophy" amid the extraordinary profusion of new notions and surprise concepts: Anti-Oedipus is not a flashy Hegel.

Moreover, I'd like someone to show me exactly where Deleuze himself says that "everything flows." The only place I have found him say anything like that is in critiquing Leibniz: http://tinyurl.com/63w7yh

In fact, Anti-Oedipus appears to say the opposite, viz., "Everything is a machine." Machines consist of coupures, defined by their breaks, interruptions, and modularities. This is the opposite of flow.

Zach Shipko 7 years, 7 months agoReply

[size=50]heavy flow or light flow?[/size]

Erika Lincoln 7 years, 7 months agoReply

Hey Vijay,
Good on you for reminding people that D was not responsible for these ideas, I think that many people overlook this based on the good old WEWV.

Vijay Pattisapu 7 years, 7 months agoReply

wewv=?

Erika Lincoln 7 years, 7 months agoReply

westerneuropeanworldview

Ethan Ham 7 years, 7 months agoReply

It's worth noting that The Broadway Gallery is a vanity gallery.