Deleuze, Guattari and the Art of Multiplicity eds. Przedpelski and Wilmer (Edinburgh UP 2020)

15 December, 2020 by STEPHEN WILMER | 0 comments

Deleuze, Guattari and the Art of Multiplicity

Deleuze, Guattari and the Art of Multiplicity, eds. Radek Przedpelski and S. E. Wilmer (Edinburgh UP, 2020)

The Book explores the concept of multiplicity in Deleuze and Guattari’s work and its relevance to artistic practice

  • Provides a series of philosophical encounters with the concept of multiplicity
  • Points to the potentialities circulating in various media for social change
  • Decolonialises our thinking about art by bypassing the mediation of the traditional western-centred art history
  • Contributors include Mieke Bal, James Williams, Laura Marks, Gary Genosko and Eugene Holland

This collection of essays from a range of philosophers and art practitioners offers tools through which we can action change across art and philosophy, across a range of media and across the theory/practice divide.

Przedpełski and Wilmer have brought together a remarkably wide-ranging collection of essays by top-notch scholars that explore both the philosophical trajectory of Deleuze’s concept of multiplicity as well as its ramifications in domains such as art and politics The volume will become a standard reference work for anyone interested in the complexities and implications of Deleuze’s philosophical concepts. – Daniel W. Smith, Purdue University


Pulsating, vibrating and intensive, this collection does not just discuss the concept of multiplicity but also enacts it through the rich array of its multidisciplinary contributions. With topics ranging from film, theatre and sculpture through to Indigenous ritual, talismanic magic and Eastern European neo-avant-garde, it offers a significant contribution to the philosophy of creativity, while itself becoming a work of art. – Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, University of London

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