Ars combinatoria in contemporary art & literary theory & practice

Here is a sampling of recent projects in the visual arts, literary creation, literary and cultural theory incorporating ideas from the legacy of the ars combinatoria.

Jen kolekteto de lastatempaj projektoj de arto, literaturo, kaj kulturteorio (per legaĵoj anglalingvaj) kiuj utiligas la intelektan heredaĵon de ars combinatoria.

Orderly disorder: post-human creativity
Dr. Rolf Hughes

On the 'death of the author', 'metacreation', emergence, creativity, complexity. Opposes the Romantic, creative individual to the ars combinatoria of these post-humanist conceptions.

Spring Cleaning: from Bad to Rotten Words Project
Lulú De Panbehchi
Ars Combinatoria Project, Dr. Artur Matuck
May 5th, 2009

Combining Llull, Oulipo, Lyotard, et al in the Internet environment.

On the Dissolution Through Sameness in Emptiness In: Decodierung:Recodierung, Triton Verlag Wien, 2000.
Toni Kleinlercher

On literary forms inspired by Llull, Leibniz, etc.

Between a Creative Scotland and a Cultural Scotland: Pat Kane chapter for 'Radical Scotland: Arguments for Self-Determination
Thoughtland (blog), 11 March 2011

On the question of "creative industries" in Scottish cultural policy. The ideas of Paulo Virno are referenced, apparently pertaining to the vacillation between indeterminate, chaotic nature of human experience and the retreat to stereotypical formulae, i.e. "reaction-halting behaviours, obsessive tics, the drastic impoverishments of the ars combinatoria".

Ars Combinatoria at Transmediale

Jonathan Gray, 7 February, 2011

Ars Combinatoria (Transmediale)

Inspired by Leibniz, "The Ars Combinatoria project is about creating new works with public domain or openly licensed images, sounds and texts. it was launched at Transmediale in 2011 by Jonathan Gray and Adam Green."

Leibniz’s Funny Thought
Jonathan Gray, 30 August, 2009

Inspired by Leibiz's conception of "knowledge theater". ". . . Leibniz’s idea for a ‘new sort of exhibition’ is laid out in a short piece from 1695 called Drôle de Pensée, or ‘a funny thought’, which was written after he saw a machine which ‘walked on water’ at an exhibition in Paris."

Ars Combinatoria
Jens Hoffmann

On the German artist John Bock.

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