CILAS talk: Ian Alan Paul
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May 26, 2015 5:00pm
Organized by: CILAS - Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Venue: CILAS - Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Address: 2nd. Floor, 10 Darab El-Labbana st., al-Khalifa. in front of Al-Refai mosque, Cairo, Egypt

"A Concept is a Weapon: An Affective Deleuze"

In this brief talk, Ian Alan Paul will provide a general introduction to the thinking of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. In addition to outlining the broad questions that Deleuze explored in his work, we will also discuss his understanding of the "Concept" in relation to politics and ontology, and will also speculate as to why Deleuze's work continues to remain important for activists, thinkers, and artists around the world.

about the speaker:

Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist/theorist living between San Francisco, Barcelona, and Cairo who is best known for his projects and writing that engage with the potential syntheses between politics, metaphysics, and ethics. He works in a diversity of media, including but not limited to digital video, photography, databases, and projection. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, Art Threat, Mada Masr, Jadaliyya, Art Info, and C Magazine, and has been exhibited in galleries around the world.

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Kindly note that we can only accommodate 30 people in our Tea Room. You are therefore requested to sign up for this workshop. Please indicate your number and your name on the event's page/wall. 

How to get here: The talk begins at 18:00 hrs sharp and the doors will be closed at 18:15 hrs. To get to CILAS walk through Al-Ghuria gate (connecting Al-Ghuri mosque and Al-Ghuri madrassa) on the right hand-side coming down Kobri Al-Azhar (Al-Azhar bridge). Take your first right behind the mosque and then take the first left into the market until the end of the 'blanket vendors' alley'. CILAS shares a building with the Center for Egyptian Civilization Studies.