Michel Serres starts his book Genesis with the myth of Venus’ eruption from the ‘noise of the sea’. The idea of noise as potential for turbulent emergence seems to be the main theme of an interesting discussion on Serres by my Facebook friend Jamie Allen. I got to know Jamie in his role as editor for Continent, a journal of philosophy and art.
continent. maps a topology of unstable confluences and ranges across new thinking, traversing interstices and alternate directions in culture, theory, biopolitics and art.
Artists in residence Jamie Allen and Will Schrimshaw will lead two reading room sessions around the topic of noise as a form of pure potential. These sessions will discuss texts from Michel Serres, Friedrich Kittler, Gilles Deleuze and Gilbert Simondon.