Since each of us was several, there was quite a crowd. Here we have made use of everything that came within range, what was closest as well as fartherest away. (Deleuze & Guattari, in the introduction to A Thousand Plateaus, 3)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Abstract accepted!

I'm in Japan--on the northernmost island of Hokkaido for two weeks. it's been interesting signing in as my blog commands are in Japanese but luckily I was able to work out the position from memory.
On Christmas Eve I heard that my abstract for a paper, 'Performing the quilt: from the block to the blog and back again' has been accepted! A great Christmas present!
Now to get down to the real work of looking more closely at Deleuze & Guaterri's work (it is the how and why they gave the patchwork quilt, in particular, as an example of their concept of 'smooth space' and not something else, a paved area for example, I'd love to know). And someone I met recently also suggested I look at their theory of 'assemblage' but I haven't been able to track down a reference for that yet (I've just realised this is another form of connection, one I've still to make).
And then of course there is the performance aspects to work out...
Image: Sahoro, Hokkaido 2009


  1. Congratulations and welcome to the blogosphere! I just sent you an e-mail via the Ozquilt Network. Let me know if you receive it!

    I've taken a look at your connected blogs and suggest that you set up a blogroll in your sidebar so that readers can link to those blogs without cutting and pasting the url. Blogger has a Blog List gadget that is pretty straightforward but please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like some technical assistance.

  2. Hi Sarah, congratulations and what a fantastic start to the year! I suggest you start by contacting Arts N.S.W and Australia Council,tell them about your project and ask lots of questions.They will also assist with finding further funding bodies. They may suggest to apply for more than one grant, this would work in your favour. Start your grant research now as there are mid year cut off dates for many applications and it can be a rather rigourous task. You will need at least three references, let me know if I can be of assistance here.

    ( there is a painting 'Tattoo' on my website, in homage to Deleuze's Fold ) There is a very painterly tangent to your proposal I must say!

  3. A friend pointed out a whole series of references to 'assembalge'in 1000 Plateaus (I had taken a Deleuze dictionary with me to Japan but not this main reference! But where to start???