Affect, ‘subtraction’ and ‘non-performance’


  • Lone Bertelsen
  • Andrew Murphie



Gilles Deleuze, subtraction, the performative, non-performance, Carmelo Bene, relational becoming, affect and performance, affect


Deploying the concepts of affect, subtraction, and non-performance Lone Berthelsen and Andrew Murphie argue that the strategy of subtraction (as conceived by Gilles Deleuze) and applied to the performative can lead to the emergence of new potentials and worlds wihtin ethical as well as political-aesthetic fields.


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Bertelsen, L., & Murphie, A. (2012). Affect, ‘subtraction’ and ‘non-performance’. Peripeti, 9(17), 78–87.