By Alain Badiou
Whence the thesis of which this ebook is not anything yet a chain of adaptations: confronted with this type of state of affairs of saturation and closure, we needs to try and suggest a brand new schema, a fourth form of knot among philosophy and art.
Among those “inaesthetic” diversifications, the reader will come upon a sustained debate with modern philosophical makes use of of the poem, daring articulations of the specificity and customers of theater, cinema, and dance, besides refined and provocative readings of Fernando Pessoa, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Samuel Beckett.
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I'll say that dance is exactly what exhibits us that the physique is able to paintings. It presents us with the precise measure to which, at a given second, it's in a position to it. yet to claim that the physique is in a position to paintings doesn't suggest making an "art of the physique. " Dance signs towards this sixty eight I Dance as a Metaphor for idea Dance as a Metaphor for concept creative means of the physique with no thereby defining a unique paintings. to claim that the physique, qua physique, is able to paintings, is to convey it as a thoughtbody. now not as a idea stuck in a physique, yet as a physique that thinks. this is often the functionality of dance: [he thought-body exhibiting itself lower than [he vanishing signal of a ability for arr. The sensitivity to bounce possessed via every one sary to end up, time and time back, [hat todays physique is in a position to exhibiting itself as a thought-body. although, "today" is rarely whatever except the hot truths. Dance will dance the local and evental subject matter of those 70 truths. a brand new vertigo and a brand new exactitude. and everybody people comes from the truth that dance solutions, after its personal style, Spinoza's query: what's a physique as such able to? it really is in a position to paintings, that's, it may be exhibited as a local proposal. How are we to call the emotion that seizes us at this point-as little as we ourselves should be able to an absolute and impersonal fulgurant gaze? i'll identify this emotion an actual vertigo. it's a vertigo as the limitless looks in it as latent in the finitude of the obvious physique. If the means of the physique, within the guise of the means for paintings, is [Q convey local thoughr, this ability for paintings is endless, and so is the dancing physique itself. countless within the rapid of its aerial grace. What we're facing right here, that is actually vertiginous, isn't the restricted potential of an workout of the physique, however the limitless skill of artwork, of all artwork, because it is rooted within the occasion that its probability prescribes. however, this vertigo is distinctive. the reason is, eventually it's the limited precision that counts, that testifies fot the limitless. it's the mystery slowness, and never the occur virtuosity. this is often an severe or millimetric precision that matters the relation among gesture and nongesture. it really is therefore that [he vertigo of the endless is given within the such a lot enduring exactitude. it kind of feels to me that the heritage of dance is ruled via the perpetual renewal of the relation among vertigo and exactitude. what is going to temain digital, what is going to be actualized, and accurately how is the restraint going to loose [he countless? those are the old difficulties of dance. those innovations are innovations of notion. yet seeing that dance isn't an paintings, yet just a signal of the skill of the physique for paintings, those innovations stick with the complete histoty of truths very heavily, together with the historical past of these truths taught by means of the humanities right. Why is there a historical past of dance, a heritage of the exactitude of vertigo? as the trurh doesn't exist. If the reality existed, there will be a definicive ecstatic dance, a magical incantation of the development.