FKW : Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur
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This article starts from the assumption that the critique of representation is fundamental for a critical conceptualization of affect. In this regard, theories discussed in the tradition of Spinoza are crucial; they connect affect with a reflexive moment and at the same time determine it as a fundamental affection preceding the subject. As a result of this perspectivism, affect can be associated on the one hand with artistic practices, on the other hand it can be characterized as a co-evolutionary process of individuation between technique, organism, and the world. By trying to connect a critique of representation and affect theory, this contribution takes into account the current interest in affect – not in order to follow the myth of immediacy, but to render conceivable a critical attitude that includes the interrelation of reflexive-cognitive and affective-physical moments.
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