Skip navigation

Krisis as the scene of non-decisional judgement: A performance-fiction for the generic human

Krisis as the scene of non-decisional judgement: A performance-fiction for the generic human

Lammin, Hannah (2018) Krisis as the scene of non-decisional judgement: A performance-fiction for the generic human. Performance Philosophy, 4 (1). pp. 66-85. ISSN 2057-7176 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2018.41203)

[img]
Preview
PDF (Publisher's PDF - Open Access)
21048 LAMMIN_Krisis_as_the_Scene_of_Non-Decisional_Judgement_(OA)_2018.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (323kB) | Preview
[img]
Preview
PDF (Author Accepted Manuscript)
21048 LAMMIN_Krisis_as_the_Scene_of_Non-Decisional_Judgement_2018.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (235kB) | Preview

Abstract

François Laruelle’s non-standard aesthetics proposes a framework for ‘conjugating’ philosophy with the arts to articulate new models of thought (2012a). This posture of thinking is posed as a defence of man against the presuppositions that ground philosophy, which conceptually overdetermine the human and condemn thought to a perpetual state of crisis (Gracieuse et al. 2012). Laruelle’s epistemological approach holds a certain potential for the field of performance philosophy because it brings performance together with philosophy in a non-hierarchical arrangement that combines their respective means, producing an ‘art of thought’ (Laruelle 2012a, 5). This article examines the effects of bringing performance into thought in this manner, by putting Laruelle’s pragmatics into practice. It enacts a non-standard re-description of two sets of theoretical materials: one ‘philosophical’, the other from ‘performance theory’. The first, a deconstruction of the performativity of human rights declarations (Hamacher 2006), resonates with Laruelle’s concerns about the conceptual overdetermination of the human; however, it appeals to the Platonic scene of krisis as an alternative paradigm for presenting the human—which remains an event with a crisis-structure. The second, an aesthetic theory of performance conceived as a liminal event (Fischer-Lichte 2008), has a similar structure. By articulating these materials together, I will show how terms can be extracted from performance theory and used as a means to radicalise the scene of krisis, producing a stage on which the ‘human’ can be presented in an underdetermined mode. This allows us to achieve a non-predicative theorisation of the human that eludes Hamacher, whilst demonstrating through practice the abstract procedure by which ‘performance’ is utilised in the context of non-standard aesthetics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2018 Hannah Lammin. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-philosophy, krisis, human rights, performativity, myth
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2018 00:59
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21048

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics